Why kegels are not the best birth prep exercise

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

7 Simple things you can do now to reduce pregnancy pain

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

The Benefits of Whole-Body corrective exercises

Your body doesn’t operate in single elements. As the old song goes The toe bone's connected to the foot bone, The foot bone's connected to the ankle bone, The ankle bone's connected to the leg bone, Now shake dem skeleton bones! (I won’t put the whole song but might spend most of today singing it!) … Continue reading The Benefits of Whole-Body corrective exercises

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5 Myths of Pregnancy Pain

You don't have to put up with pregnancy pain here are 5 common pregnancy pain myths busted. Is pregnancy waddle inevitable? Will pregnancy wreck your body? and other pregnancy myths examined. Pregnancy will wreck your pelvic floor It isn’t pregnancy that plays havoc with your pelvic floor, but the weight of a baby on an … Continue reading 5 Myths of Pregnancy Pain

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Belly dancing and the Mobile Pelvis

Which kind of sounds like the perfect superhero duo! I quite breezily say my classes both pregnancy and postnatal work on getting a mobile pelvis, I also talk about a neutral pelvis and a tilted pelvis and sometimes mention a stable pelvis. The pelvis features a lot in my work (and I have just spent … Continue reading Belly dancing and the Mobile Pelvis