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Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Birth Preparation- Perineal Massage

    Posted on April 26, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    Research has shown that massaging your perineum from 34 weeks, reduces the chance that you might damage this area during birth (with a tear or bruising). This is particularly beneficial if you are having your first baby. The perineum is the area of tissue between your vagina and anus. It connects with the muscles of […]

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  • Raw Banana Bread Bites

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Healthy Snacks.

    More super simple, super yummy, super healthy snacks. Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free yumminess. Ingredients: Dates 370g Bananas 230g Oats 200g Walnuts 80g Raisins 70g Half a teaspoon of Nutmeg Half a teaspoon of Cinnamon A small amount of apple juice to bind if necessary. In a food processor blend the walnuts, add the […]

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  • TENS Machine

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Latest News, Prenatal.

    A TENS machine is a safe, effective, drug free pain relief used widely during labour..but don’t just take my word for it. “I couldn’t have got through my labour without my TENS machine, I took it off to go into the birth pool and I instantly required gas and air. The pool slowed down my […]

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  • Today’s breakfast, made yesterday!

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Healthy Snacks.

    If like me, you run around in the morning like a headless chicken, sorting breakfast for your children (usually 2 types as the first one isn’t right for some reason); whilst tidying the kitchen, preparing snacks, refereeing arguments and occasionally slurping a cold cup of coffee, then this breakfast is a winner for you! I […]

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  • Get those ab’s back!

    Posted on April 5, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

    Split Abdominals or Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) is a very common condition, which varies from woman to woman. If it is not recognised and treated it will interfere with the supportive function of the abdominal wall (your internal ‘corset’) and potentially lead to back and pelvic pain. It can arise during pregnancy or be caused […]

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