Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • Fit Mums Check Up (6 weeks +)

    Posted on May 30, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

     Unfortunately I hear time and time again that Mum’s are dissatisfied with their postnatal “check up”, which to many has been little more than “What contraception are you using now?”. I appreciate that GP’s are already stretched beyond their means, but new Mum’s have enough to worry about; having unanswered questions about their physical health […]

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  • Fit For Fertility

    Posted on May 26, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    If you are thinking about trying for a baby, or are trying to conceive at the moment, then this is the perfect session for you. The 60-90 minute initial consultation includes a thorough discussion of your medical history and detail of your life and health, a full body analysis including weight, body fat and posture. […]

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  • Paleo Banana Bread

    Posted on May 25, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Healthy Snacks.

    What do you do when you have 3 REALLY ripe bananas that even a Monkey wouldn’t eat…. you google Paleo Banana recipes and come up with this treat from “The Merrymaker Sisters”. Emma and Carla Papas, ‘The Merrymaker Sisters’… are also real life sisters! According to their blog they are communication professionals turned health and […]

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  • Pregnancy Related Pain- Ribs

    Posted on May 22, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    One of my most recent Bumps came to me in desperation as both her GP and an NHS Physiotherapist had told her that her rib pain, diagnosed as “Rib Flare”, was untreatable. I had previously treated her pelvic girdle pain and she described this “like having a permanent stitch just under my ribs but painful […]

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  • Belly Binding..

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Postnatal.

      Belly binding, abdominal splinting…call it what you like, is a tradition in many eastern countries. I believe in China the mother is bound in bandages immediately post birth and the grandmother comes to care for both baby and mother for the first few weeks…..sounds ideal (depending on who your mother is!).Ok so I am […]

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  • Birth Preparation- Pelvic Floor Relaxation

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    I am often asked “Should I be doing my pelvic floor exercises when I am pregnant? Won’t it make it more difficult for me to give birth?” the answer it YES you should and NO it won’t. Providing you are doing it correctly. I explain this to my clients using this analogy; would you pick […]

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  • Raw Snickers

    Posted on May 6, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Healthy Snacks.

    Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar free…..and still tastes amazing! I found this recipe, for a healthy version of my favourite chocolate bar, on pinterest courtesy of “A Sunshine Misson”. Now I have discovered this blog I plan to try many of the recipes, so watch this space. Ingredients For the base1 1/2 cups cashews […]

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  • Vital Touch- organic, natural and ethical products.

    Posted on May 4, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    This week I have had an influx of massages which got me thinking about how much I love the products I use; I thought I would share my thoughts with you on the Natalia and Vital Touch range. Katie Whitehouse, the founding director of Natalia, by Vital Touch, is a massage therapist, aromatherapist and reflexologist […]

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