Breathing: what should happen?

Pregnancy can have a huge impact on our breathing patterns due to the growing baby and this can have a potential impact on our core muscles. When you breathe in, your diaphragm contracts and moves downward to increase the space for your lungs to expand and fill with air. And this downward pressure should mean that your abdominal muscles and …

Like a really good sports bra…for your core

Your core and pelvic floor muscles are typically something that you only learn about and focus on when they let you down. And if you’ve experienced this firsthand, you’ll know just how big an impact this can have on your life. This is certainly true of Yvonne Brady, the Founder of EVB Sport. In a well intentioned attempt to get fit …

Joining the Harborne Movement Therapy team

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve joined the Harborne Movement Therapy team as their pregnancy & postnatal fitness specialist and I’m now taking 1-2-1 and small group personal training bookings at the clinic on Earls Court Road. My expertise in helping women to workout safely and effectively during pregnancy, to rehab post birth and to ultimately get back to the sports and …

Post natal rehab: too much too soon?

Anyone who knows me knows that an evening dedicated to post natal rehab and prosecco is right up my street! And it was a pleasure to spend last night in the company of the amazing team from Harborne Physio, Rachel Nolan and the NCT Birmingham West team and a collection of other fabulous professionals in the field of women’s health. As …

How well do you know your post-baby body?

Us moms are amazing at caring for our families, but notoriously bad at looking after ourselves. We’d never dream of encouraging them to do something that could potentially damage them or slow any healing processes, yet we overlook the massive physiological changes that our bodies go through giving birth and we race to the 6-week post birth point raring to …