During my first pregnancy my pregnancy class teacher was insistent we did our kegels, squeeze, hold, release. I half did them but wasn’t particularly keen – I found them a bit uncomfortable to be honest. But are they essential for preventing sneeze pee and other postpartum incontinence? If you think about it preparing for birth … Continue reading Why kegels are not the best birth prep exercise
Today was my first time to swim with my goggles and nose clip. Since beingon my movement journey I am loving the chance of exploring and experimenting having some ideas of ways I might improve and doing mat work to create the foundations to change. For swimming that has included shoulder mobility and strength, hand … Continue reading My swimming journey
Pregnancy pelvic girdle pain or symphysis pubis disorder is pretty common. So much so that it is seen as a normal symptom of pregnancy. However, it is not something you have to put up with Here are 7 simple things you can do straight away to reduce your symptoms right now (also to prevent the … Continue reading 7 Simple things you can do now to reduce pregnancy pain
When it comes to fixing abdominal separation, it is so much more than just saying: “Here’s a program of 4 exercises for you. Do them every day for the next month and get back to me.” A quick fix is so enticing but it isn't as simple as that. Focussing solely on your mid-section and … Continue reading Why Fixing Abdominal Separation Needs A Broader Approach Nowadays
Shortsighted musings Glasses and contact lenses and casts for the eyes. My eyes have always been ‘an issue’ when I was really tiny I used to have to go to the hospital to have drops put in my eyes and look through a machine to see when a cartoon mouse went under a cartoon bridge, … Continue reading Are glasses casts for your eyes?