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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Six weeks to OMG: Get skinnier than all your friends

This is the latest diet book to make it big.  Make it so big in fact that author Venice A Fulton (real name Paul Khanna) is set to make monster bucks as the paperback version of his book flies of the shelves. Previously self-published on line, Six weeks to OMG is doing…

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Mood Food

Mood swings. Depression. Anxiety. As women, we get used to a fair amount of hormonal fluctuations and the occasional down day. But add babies, money worries, sleeplessness and mum hormones to the balance, and the occasional teary day can become less occasional. Whilst depression is a medical condition, requiring medical attention,…

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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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