A ‘Guesstimate’ or an Estimate?

Your 'due date'.The day you will probably meet your baby!! Or not. Did you know that only 4% of the babies arrive on their due date. This is because it turns out we're not as good as predicting babies' birthdays as we thought we were. There are several ways of estimating when your baby might arrive and some are more reliable than others. Check them out here.

Perineal Massage for a Better Birth?

If you're pregnant, you've probably heard of perineal massage. There's loads of information out there on perineal massage and its effectiveness for reducing perineal damage or stitches during birth. But does it really work?

7 Reasons You Should Carry Your Baby in a Sling

Aren't slings just for hippy mums? Definitely not! Here are some reasons why you and your baby will love a sling.

For Crying Out Loud!

Coping with Crying
It’s hard having a baby who cries a lot. Anyone who tells you “you’ll get used to it” or “after a while you won’t need sleep any more”, is most definitely LYING! Of course crying is distressing for parents. In fact, listening to an infant crying has actually been shown to cause […]

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What’s a Women’s Health & Continence Physio anyway???

depositphotos_84037166-Recovery-direction-signDo you have bladder problems, pelvic pain or just need to keep fit during your pregnancy? Maybe you need to see a Women’s Health & Continence Physio!

Pelvic Floors, Traffic Lights & Trampolines

 

Do you remember when you first learned to drive? You didn’t hop in the car and drive to work while thinking about what time you need to pick up the kids, what you need to get in the supermarket on the way home or when would suit you to book in with the dentist. […]

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    When Pregnancy is a Pain in the Bum – Tips to help kick Pregnancy Pelvic Girdle Pain

When Pregnancy is a Pain in the Bum – Tips to help kick Pregnancy Pelvic Girdle Pain

depositphotos_14109844-Pregnant-woman-stretching-and-relaxing_How do I get rid of my pelvic girdle pain? Read some general tips here....

Pregnancy Pelvic Girdle Pain – When Pregnancy Is A Pain In The Bum

Odds are if you’re reading this post, you’re pregnant. And possibly have a pain in your bum! Pregnancy pelvic girdle pain is really common in pregnancy and won’t usually affect whether you have a caesarean or a vaginal birth.
‘But what is pregnancy pelvic girdle pain? What causes it? Will it get better? And what […]

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Balance for New Mums

depositphotos_4129431-Silhouette-of-Woman-balancing-on-unicycle-on-ropeSo, following on from my last post about how we need to be gentle with ourselves and our hard-working post natal bodies, I decided to write an article with my Women’s Health physiotherapist hat on. So I sat down and had a look at the research. And then at the information that’s out there for new mums. There is LOADS of it!

Your Amazing Post Natal Body

XL depositphotos_10553562-Super-Hero---Female It’s time we recognised the miracle of the post partum body in the same way we acknowledge the miracle of pregnancy.