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What is TENS and how can it help in labour?

I clearly remember a point in my first pregnancy when I looked down at my growing belly and had a sudden (and quite shocking) realisation that I was only going to get bigger and that this baby had to come

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When should you see a Physio after Birth?

This is a common question I get asked by the clients I see for group exercise or Physio during pregnancy. It seems many think they need to wait to see a physio until 6 weeks after birth or when they

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Mastitis – 3 Myths and how you can Manage it Better

Did you know up to 1 in 3 women suffer from mastitis at some stage in their breastfeeding journey? If you have not suffered from mastitis yourself, you most likely know someone who has, which means you also know how

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3 Exercises to Prepare Your Body for Birth

Late-stage pregnancy is such a unique time for many women. Discomfort is starting to set in (for some much earlier than others!) and there is often this weird tug of war between the you who is just sick of being

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7 Myths about Rectus Diastasis (Abdominal Separation)

Abdominal muscle separation or ‘Rectus Diastasis’ is such a HOT topic at the moment! When I started seeing women in hospital after having babies almost 15 years ago, most had never heard of rectus diastasis, or even the pelvic floor

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3 tips for better pram pushing

Heading out for a walk with the pram is such a great option for new mums to get active again. I loved walking after having babies because it got me outside in the fresh air, would often coincide with a baby

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5 tips for a New Year’s resolution you will actually achieve!

What is it about the 1st of January that gets us all so motivated? Why does it take a New Year for us to think big, plan and hope for better things ahead? And how do we keep the momentum

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3 reasons you should practise breathing

Breathing. We do it every day, multiple times a day in fact… so why should we practise something that comes naturally to us? Surely we just instinctively know how to breathe, right? Well the truth is, certain events in our

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Are you squatting properly?

You have probably done (or at least seen) squats as an exercise, maybe in a gym or fitness session. It’s such a great exercise because it can be done anywhere, it doesn’t require a lot of equipment, it gives you

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What exactly is the pelvic floor and how do I keep mine strong?

As women, most of us know we HAVE a pelvic floor (men do too by the way ;-)). Some of us even know vaguely where it is. But most women I meet aren’t 100% sure how to activate the muscles

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