If I’m being honest, fitting in exercise wasn’t particularly easy before I had children, but once you become a mum its even harder!
I see posts all over social media of women (pre-kids) in their late teens / early 20s posting their 90 minute gym workouts, which can make you feel like giving up before you’ve even tried! Since becoming a mum, like most things in my life, I’ve had to approach exercise in quite a different way in order to ‘find the time’. Read More
I consider pregnancy to be one of the most amazing and challenging things that a woman can go through. The ability to produce a new life is awe inspiring and the changes that a pregnant woman goes through, both physically and mentally are, in my mind one of the seven wonders of this world. It is because of this that I consider being able to work with a pregnant woman as being a great privilege. To be able to relieve some of her discomfort, to ease any anxiety she may feel about the impending birth is very satisfying for me.
Did you know the average Mum takes at least seven years to seek help for her pelvic floor? This can be for a number of reasons; education, worry, embarrassment.
But, as I found out when I first met our women’s health physios, Nicky Herringshaw and Lisa Few at a pelvic floor information evening no one should be worried, so after I first met Lisa I decided to road test a Mummy MOT.
Once your beautiful bundle has safely arrived and those early days, dominated by adjusting to the chaos a baby inevitably brings, your focus may quickly return to getting your own body fully functioning again. If you get this right, you should find your old strength and fitness can be regained and for some, they find a path to fitness that they never thought possible.
Imagine your baby is 6 months old and you are living in a haze of baby sick, nappies and sleep deprivation.
You can’t imagine how you ever went to work previously, you can hardly get dressed before 11am, but you’re glad of the security of knowing that you can return to work when you are ready.
Then your boss calls you out of the blue and asks if you can come in for a meeting to “catch up”. In the meeting, he then drops the bombshell that you are being made redundant: your maternity leave cover has been doing a really good job; the business has changed since you have been on maternity leave and there just isn’t a role for you to come back to.