5 things to do during pregnancy to reduce your risk of diastasis recti

Diastasis recti isn’t inevitable, and you don’t have to cross your fingers and hope for the best during your pregnancy. Here are 5 things that you can do now to greatly reduce your risks of diastasis recti. What is Diastasis Recti? During pregnancy your abdominal muscles naturally grow apart to make space for your baby … Continue reading 5 things to do during pregnancy to reduce your risk of diastasis recti

Tongue postion, jaw tension and pelvic health

As part of a whole-body approach when there are pelvic issues jaw tension is part of the rehabilitation work to be done.  The jaw and the pelvis are physiologically linked and the alignment and relaxation of one profoundly affects the other. So releasing tension in the jaw will help as part of birth preparation and … Continue reading Tongue postion, jaw tension and pelvic health

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