Why do we get fat when we get pregnant?

Celebrity bounce-back-into-shape culture could have us all believing that during pregnancy we should all put on the standard (according to the NHS) eight to 14 kilos of additional ‘baby’ weight, and that six weeks after that almighty ring-of-fire-and-brimstone push we’ll be merrily slipping into our pre pregnancy skinny jeans. Well,…

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Ready for birth? Connecting with your rose

There is, quite rightly, a lot of talk about strengthening, squeezing and lifting of your pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy and (hopefully) beyond into your grandparenting years.  But what of those – arduous for many – few hours spent pushing a baby’s head out of your rose garden?  As important…

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Pelvic floor: From little dribbles to the big ‘O’

Saturday, 19th May marked the inaugural Core, Floor and More workshop.  Our aim for the day was to get women talking about their pelvic floor muscles, to raise awareness of issues, exercises and treatment and to share information. We had nearly thirty women at our first workshop so thank you…

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