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Does pregnancy Cause pelvic floor problems?

We’re certainly lead to believe it does, which is why kegels, those squeeze and release exercises, are taught in virtually every pregnancy fitness or exercise class. But they could actually be putting you at more risk of developing incontinence and prolapse issues that preventing them. Really, it is the postural, lifestyle and movement habits that … Continue reading Does pregnancy Cause pelvic floor problems?

How to prepare your pelvic floor for birth

If you’ve read that you need to be doing kegels to strengthen your pelvic floor ready for birth you may be surprised to hear that kegels (squeeze and release exercise) are not a main feature of my pregnancy movement classes. Your pelvic floor needs to be able to yield so it can carry the added … Continue reading How to prepare your pelvic floor for birth

What to do if you have back pain

1 in 10 people suffer with back pain a study has found, it states “Lower back pain is not usually linked to any serious disease, but can be debilitating and emotionally distressing. It can be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly.” 1 What’s the first thing you think … Continue reading What to do if you have back pain

Babywearing and sore shoulders

Carrying your baby in a sling or in arms can often lead to painful shoulders. Often a change of position of the baby can help, or making sure your sling is adjusted correctly. But really it could be down to your alignment and postural habits. If you don’t adjust your alignment  then you could always … Continue reading Babywearing and sore shoulders

The shoulder and pelvis connection

When you have tight, stiff shoulders it can affect your breathing, pelvic floor, lower back ache and pelvis. Your body molds to the shape it is in most often, some muscles become over tight, some weaken, your joints become stiff. Your body then compensates in other areas to allow you to move and do what … Continue reading The shoulder and pelvis connection