This time last year I got together with an amazing group of women to have a very exciting meeting, with Baroness Cumberlege who is the Independent Chair of the Better Births Maternity Review, working to ensure women receive the treatment that they deserve when having their babies. We wanted her advice about how we could… Continue reading The Bounce Back! Your postnatal health, wellbeing and fitness
The link between mental and physical health is inextricable, arguably. But never more so than in pregnancy and motherhood. In the second half of my talk, the case for a physio check up post birth being standard was explored - along with the acknowledgment that there is a very human flaw in pelvic floors -… Continue reading Pelvic flaws: Part 2 of my talk at the Birth trauma conference.
Happy new year! Is it still appropriate to say that at the end of January...? This month has been energised and supercharged in terms of bringing my pelvic floor campaign to the fore – I spoke at the Birth Trauma conference, and this week have been running Let's Not Ignore the Floor Any More to… Continue reading Your Wellness Toolkit – my Pilates teaching and workshops/coaching programmes in London SE15
My talk at the Birth Trauma Conference earlier this month focused on the link between maternal mental health and pelvic floor dysfunction. I explored three main questions: Is there a link between birth injuries/pelvic floor health and maternal mental health issues/postnatal depression? What is currently going awry with the system of postnatal care and how… Continue reading Pelvic flaws – the link between pelvic floor dysfunction and postnatal mental health issues
Pregnancy isn't an illness: it’s a natural, normal and healthy state – even if that first-trimester permanently hungover feeling makes you feel otherwise. If you’re used to exercising it can be a scary time, not quite knowing what level is now right for your body – your exercise priorities have to change, from pushing to… Continue reading Pilates for Body–Mind in Pregnancy
It's that time of year again, where fitness advertising cashes in on the fact that we've all eaten too many biscuits and have been sitting on our bums a lot for over a week. What do you think about new year's resolutions? Do you make them? Do you ever keep them? I think there's a… Continue reading New year – same you! Why we should ditch new year’s resolutions
Motherhood is the one thing able to send you from feeling like a million dollars to a piece of poo, in one swoosh of a baby wipe. It contains our zenith, and our nadir. You’re having a great mothering day: you wake up after three hours’ unbroken sleep (which constitutes a great night), you manage… Continue reading The Supermum Myth – how to overcome anxiety, ditch guilt and embrace imperfection