Am I in perimenopause, or am I just struggling because I am postnatal?

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Many women could be experiencing perimenopause and postnatal symptoms simultaneously. As the age of women giving birth is later in life is increasing and perimenopause can also start as early as 35. Postpartum women’s hormones are often the same as menopause I’ve always found it really interesting how postpartum women’s levels of estrogen and progesterone are often…

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Just because you COULD doesn’t mean you SHOULD – POSTPARTUM

Some days I want to shout from the rooftops, that just because you COULD doesn’t mean you SHOULD when it comes to your postpartum recovery. FEELING GOOD post birth or postpartum does not necessarily mean you SHOULD. I totally understand that this may seem counterintuitive especially after you have had 10 hours sleep, had your 6 week…

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Why does my belly still look pregnant?

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Does your belly still look pregnant, even though you had your baby a few months ago? Is your post-pregnancy belly protruding, as if you were in the early stages of pregnancy again and does it feel hard not squishy? This could be due to a condition known as diastasis recti. Get the facts here. But other factors could…

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The secret to avoiding a mummy tummy or postpartum pooch !

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A question I am often asked…how do I lose or avoid a “mummy tummy” or postpartum “pooch” ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many women have only 1 goal post-pregnancy to lose baby-weight ! However realigning the joints, spine & pelvis plus reconnecting fascia or connective tissue should be made a priority to prevent muscle imbalances especially in the core. Posture…

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Exercises you can do while breastfeeding or nursing your baby !

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Trying to work out when you can return to exercise post birth can be challenging. It can be even more tricky if you are breastfeeding. With the additional challenges of inconsistent feeding times, potential leaking breasts and trying to find comfortable and functional activewear ! Here are a few tips to take care of your…

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Amazing gifts for a New Mum or Baby Shower

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Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift ? Or perhaps something special for a new mum on Mother’s Day? It’s no secret that motherhood brings many life changes, both wonderful and overwhelming. You blink, and suddenly life as you know it has shifted… again. If you are a friend or family member of…

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POP Awareness – Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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  Have you heard about POP ? This stands for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. POP occurs when the muscles fascia and ligaments holding your pelvic organs, including your bladder, uterus and bowel are weakened and stretched. When this happens the the pelvic organs drop. You then have a Prolapse and this can be a bladder, bowel, uterus…

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