All sorts of amazing and incredible things happen to our bodies in pregnancy – not just growing a baby! Feet growing bigger is a common occurrence but do they actually grow? That common image of a pregnant woman with her tummy pushed forwards and leaning back is typical of a tucked pelvis and rib thrust … Continue reading Do your feet really grow during pregnancy
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
If you’ve been told you have kyphosis or are struggling with low back pain, disc degeneration, your baby is not getting into an optimal position for birth or if you have a weak core or pelvic pain then it may be your rib misalignment that is the cause. Your rib cage is able to move … Continue reading Where are your ribs at?
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
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