I’ve recently changed the direction of my services. It hasn’t really been a massive change, more going back to what I had originally intended to do which was to make a birth programme I discovered natural movement in 2008, just after my first baby was born and I clicked with it immediately. I had found … Continue reading Why I got lost in natural movement
Birth plans, I feel are important. But more as a road map to get you from pregnancy to holding your baby in your arms. Making sure you are prepared for any eventuality so you come away from birth with feelings of positivity.Birth plans can get a bad rap - too many times they are seen … Continue reading Birth plans: Your roadmap to a positive birth
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
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