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There are still quite of lot of myths surrounding pregnancy and exercise. Here I aim to dispel some of the most common myths I hear. I can eat what I like: This isn’t strictly true. Your body does need more Read more…

Pregnant and experiencing pain in the hips/pelvis? Postnatal and have a weak or large tummy gap? What about at any stage and experiencing pelvic floor issues? A specialist women’s health physiotherapist might be able to help when things aren’t improving. Read more…

OK so this might be a little controversial, but I am against exercising whilst wearing a sling. Why? Well several reasons really. First up has to be the safety aspect. Most slings and carriers aren’t designed to be used for Read more…

Getting adequate fluid intake can at first seem like a bore. Why do we need to drink 8 classes of water a day? Surely it doesn’t have to be purely just plain water? OK so lets look at some interesting Read more…

One of the side effects of having a baby involves the connective tissue (linea alba) in between the two sides of the long abdominal muscles (rectus abdominals), stretching to help accommodate the growing baby. This is commonly known as diastasis Read more…

As someone who suffered with PGP/SPD in both pregnancies from around 16 weeks, I understand how this condition can be debilitating and interfere with everyday living. For those of you lucky enough not to have experienced this, lets just give Read more…

The views around exercising during pregnancy have changed over the last few years. Gone are the days of bed rest and avoiding lifting. Now we see crossfitters still lifting and marathon runnners winning medals. However, there can still be some Read more…

You’ve had the baby, found how to function best on no sleep and figured out a sort of routine. You’ve had your check up and now would love to start exercising again. You look up the local post-natal fitness classes Read more…

Getting back into exercise following child birth can either seem daunting or something to look forwards to. Exercise has been suggested to help ward off or help with post natal depression and anxiety, giving you time for yourself and reconnect Read more…