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PELVIC FLOOR ISSUES?? IT MAY BE THAT YOU HAVE AN OVERACTIVE ONE RATHER THAN IT BEING WEAK

What is the Pelvic Floor? The floor of your pelvis is made up of muscles, connective tissue and fascia (non-contractile tissue that coats all muscles, tendons & organs). It is described as a sling of tissue as it looks a little like a hammock that runs from the pubic bone in the front of the […]

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10 MUST KNOW TIPS – MAKE THE 1st 2 WEEKS OF FEEDING YOUR BABY EASIER

The 1st 2 weeks when starting out with breastfeeding, pumping or a combo of the 2 are the most challenging.  Here are some tips by Bex @Health2mama who has just gone through this for the 2nd time to make your experience much easier.   1) LEARN THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF LACTATION   1st STAGE In the 1st […]

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SAFE EXERCISE POSITIONS FOR PREGNANCY

After the 1st trimester it is recommended to reduce time exercising lying flat on your back  WHY?  The weight of the uterus puts pressure on the major vein called vena cava, which can reduce blood flow to the heart, then blood flow to your brain and uterus.  Symptoms such as feeling dizzy, short of breath […]

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AN INSIGHT INTO HYPNOBIRTHING

Introduction Hypnobirthing is a fascinating concept and becoming more and more popular.  Chantel Kismet is a birth and postpartum Doula, a Fertility Coach and Hypnobirthing Educator and lets us know all the ins and outs about the process and answers some often asked questions from mums interested in whats behind it. Before Chantel dives into […]

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5 Realistic 2021 Goals For Mums – both Pregnant & After Birth.

After the strange and difficult last year of 2020 there will be likely even more New Goals and resolutions made than usual to ensure 2021 a better year!!! Why are typical New Year goals not realistic for Mums? For Mums currently pregnant or having given birth quite recently the most common Resolutions are not really […]

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WHAT IS DIASTASIS RECTI (Abdominal Separation)?

What is a Diastasis Recti? When you are pregnant the tummy expands to accomodate the growing foetus.  In 76% of women the rectus abdominis muscles (think 6 pack) split and move apart along the tummy line leaving a thin layer of connective tissue holding them together to take on the accompanying extra intra- adominal pressure […]

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PUBIC SYMPHYSIS PAIN – WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU GET RELIEF?

What is Pubic Symphysis Pain? What Is The Pubic Symphysis? The pelvis is made up of three bones. This circle of bones is shaped like a bowl with a hole and it has three joints. The joint in the front, which joins the front pubic bones together is known as the pubic symphysis (PS). It […]

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ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN IN PREGNANCY

What Are The Symptoms Of Pain From The Round Ligaments? It can be quite common, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy, to experience a deep, sharp or jabbing feeling in the lower belly or groin area. It is usually brought on with movements such as sneezing, coughing, getting up, rolling over in bed, or […]

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HOW TO EXERCISE SAFELY IN PREGNANCY

Why is it advisable to continue exercising during pregnancy? As long as you have been given the ok by your doctor to exercise during pregnancy it is definitely worth doing.  If undertaking the right forms of exercise then the benefits include: Keeping the pelvic floor strength up – helps prevent ‘uncontrolled weeing’ during and after […]

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LAUNCH OF THE ULTIMATE RECOVERY SESSION AFTER BIRTH!!!!!!

At Health2Mama we are so excited to launch our ‘ultimate recovery session’ for mums after birth.  Rebecca Aldridge designed this session after having her daughter Aria in February 2018.  She had a c section and found it a battle to get out and about lifting car seats and prams (when told to lift no more […]

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