Postnatal recovery: What to ask about at your 6-week check

The six-week GP check – where you are pronounced ‘back to normal’, right? The 6-week check is an interesting experiment because it rarely scratches the surface in terms of what women need postnatally. And therefore, assuming that this check signs us off for 'normal' activities, whatever that is – is doing our long term physical … Continue reading Postnatal recovery: What to ask about at your 6-week check

Your postnatal strength is so important for your mental health

If you feel physically weak after having babies it can have a domino effect on your emotional energy, feelings of competence, self-confidence, your sense of identity. This can spiral negatively, leading to self-doubt and self-criticism, which impacts on your health and happiness. Taking ownership of your postnatal physical recovery creates positive momentum, which can influence all … Continue reading Your postnatal strength is so important for your mental health

The Bounce Back! Your postnatal health, wellbeing and fitness

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