There is so much info out there about what you can expect when you are expecting, but no one talks much what you can expect from the postpartum recovery and the fourth trimester. And many mums are unprepared. Not only do they have to learn how to look after this new little human, but they…

This experience has been so different compared to my first birth and first few months after. This birth was very quick. I wasn’t prepared for that at all. With my son (my first child), contractions were gentle at the beginning and got stronger with time. But this time round, they were very painful straightaway! I…

During this trimester, my training has changed the most. I dropped the weights and I also reduced the days I trained, especially later in the trimester. This was a combination of lack of energy and being busy. So through most of my pregnancy I trained four days a week (sometimes three and sometimes five), but…

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain? (PGP) PGP is the medical name given to pre and post-natal pain in and or around the low back, pelvic joints (Sacro -iliac at the back and pubic symphysis at the front) side pelvis, side hip area, front groin and inner thigh. It can be severe and disabling, making even…

Breastfeeding is a time of great change for your body. With these changes, the amount of energy and nutrition is greater and for this reason making sure you are eating a well-balanced diet is essential for meeting these targets. Everyone’s requirements are different, so visiting an Accredited Practicing Dietitian for an individualised plan can be…

OMG, what a difference energy-wise between first and second trimester (I can’t remember feeling this different during my first pregnancy). This energy definitely helped me to keep up with my training. I trained four to five times a week. Strength training twice a week and cardio two to three times a week. My cardio was…

I won’t hide that this pregnancy was a total surprise. First when I found out about it, I panicked! I worried about what would happen to my pelvic floor and my prolapse. So as soon as my GP confirmed the pregnancy, I went to see a women’s health physio straightaway. I’ve already felt the difference…

People often think that I have always been into sports and fitness. But while I was always quite active when I was younger, I never focused on a specific sport or discipline. And I got into fitness because I didn’t like my body (as harsh as it sounds). As a child I was always very…

June is POP awareness month. Have you heard about POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)? POP occurs when the muscles, fascia and ligaments holding your pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, and bowel) are weakened and stretched, which allows the pelvic organs to drop. You can have bladder, bowel or uterus prolapse or a mix of them. 50% percent…

  A few months ago Jen Dugard wrote a blog, “What’s your motherhood truth?” and that inspired me to write my own. I don’t really share it very often, and sharing this blog wasn’t easy (and I’ve changed it so many times). I’m used to sharing about my pelvic floor issues and pissing my pants,…

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