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?
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
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
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