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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, 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 pelvic floor exercises. After this time, the guidelines are that you can return to exercise 6 weeks post-natal and 12 week post c-section.

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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 Buggyfit 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 their first session with me) came to me at the end of the class and said they thought something was wrong down there!

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Diastasis Recti – What you Need to Know

Diastasis Recti – What you Need to Know

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 Rectus Abdominus muscles.

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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 this healing process can take up to 2 years in total!  Be kind to yourself and your body and allow it the time it needs.

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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!

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Have you Checked your Post Natal Posture?

Have you Checked your Post Natal Posture?

During pregnancy there are a number of postural changes that can occur to accommodate your growing baby. Once you have had your baby these muscular changes can remain which can lead to pain locally, in and around the surrounding areas.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What you need to know

Pelvic Organ Prolapse – What you need to know

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 Pelvic Organs. There are a number of different factors that can make our Pelvic Floor weak, one of these is pregnancy and childbirth.

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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 trimesters which are all milestones in themselves. Each trimester comes with lots of information about what to expect.

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