Health & Fitness Blog

Welcome to the Jen Wilson Fitness Blog where I hope you will find lots of useful articles. My aim is to provide you with some easy to understand information based around women’s health, fitness and wellbeing. My main areas of interest being postnatal recovery, postnatal fitness, pelvic floor & core rehabilitation and exercise, nutrition and lifestyle factors that support physical and mental wellbeing.

You’ll also find lots of tips from me to help you lead a Happy, Healthy Life.

 

The Fourth Trimester and You

The Fourth Trimester and You

You don’t really hear anyone mention the Fourth Trimester and it’s a pretty big deal so that’s why I wanted to write about it! There are many milestones during pregnancy, from your first appointment with your GP and midwife, your 12 and 20 week scans. The three...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What you need to know

Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What you need to know

What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse? A Prolapse is when one or more of the Pelvic Organs (the Bladder, Bowel or Uterus) slips from their normal position. This can happen when the Pelvic Floor Muscles become weak and are no longer able to do their job of supporting the...

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Signs of a Weak Pelvic Floor

Signs of a Weak Pelvic Floor

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to the Pelvic Floor it is very much ‘Out of sight, out of mind!’ It certainly isn't a muscle we are taught to exercise and strengthen throughout our lives until of course we become Pregnant! Many of us have a weak pelvic...

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Tips to Protect a Healing Core

Tips to Protect a Healing Core

There is so much to think about in those first few weeks of motherhood that it is very likely you won’t be giving much thought to looking after your body! However, it is important to understand that your body needs time to heal following pregnancy and childbirth and...

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Diastasis Recti – What you Need to Know

Diastasis Recti – What you Need to Know

WHAT IS DIASTASIS RECTI? Diastasis Recti is the stretching, lengthening and weakening of the entire abdominal wall that occurs during pregnancy and remains into the postnatal period. Diastasis means separation and during pregnancy we refer to the Diastasis of the...

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What you SHOULD expect at a Postnatal Exercise Class

What you SHOULD expect at a Postnatal Exercise Class

It wasn’t long ago at a Postnatal Exercise class that we got onto the subject of Prolapse! It was this conversation that led me to write this Blog. I won’t go into too much detail here are about the conversation, but the outcome was that two mums (who were attending...

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When can I start to exercise after having a baby?

When can I start to exercise after having a baby?

If you have had a baby recently or even in the last few months and are keen to return to exercise or a postnatal exercise class, then one of the things that you need to know is when you can safely do so. During the first 6 weeks I would recommend walking and gentle...

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