“Lucky you! You don’t even look like you’ve had a baby!” This is a “compliment” I received quite a lot after I had my son. Don’t get me wrong; back then, it made me feel REALLY good. I had people commenting on my body in a positive way and telling me how great and…

  I love my job. I love educating other mums on postnatal fitness and helping them to understand the changes that happened to their bodies and their pelvic floor during pregnancy and labour.  I love helping them to return to exercise in a safe and effective way.  But I can’t check what is going on…

Many mums use walking with a pram as a way to get moving and to be active post-birth which is great. But how do you push your pram can matter more than you think. Bad technique can cause more aches and pains in your back, wrists and neck/shoulders. A good technique can help you to be pain…

Your family wellness starts with you – but have you made time for your own wellbeing lately? When you spend all your time looking after everyone else, you end up with no time for you. You are not alone. Like most mums, you put others’ needs before your own. The longing for some time for…

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…

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