Category Archives: Prenatal

  • 10 Benefits Pilates during Pregnancy.

    Posted on April 10, 2018 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    10 benefits of pilates during pregnancy.. 1. Strengthen your stomach and gluteal muscles During pregnancy your body releases a hormone called Relaxin which makes your ligaments more pliable (in preparation for birth). This does unfortunately mean an increased risk of pelvic and back pain. Making your stomach and gluteal muscles strong will equip your body […]

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  • 10 Benefits of Yoga during Pregnancy

    Posted on April 10, 2018 by fitbumpsandmums in Latest News, Prenatal.

      Many ladies will turn to Yoga during pregnancy but why? Here are 10 reasons….   1. Connecting with baby Practising yoga during pregnancy allows us to slow down and focus attention on what is going on within our bodies. Through working with our breath and doing each pose, you become more aware of what […]

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  • Research suggests that vaginal delivery is best for patients with pelvic girdle pain.

    Posted on February 25, 2018 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    Birth Choices I am totally pro-choice with regards to childbirth, and I am always positive about whatever method of birth someone is “preferring”. However it is important that my clients are making informed decisions, and as I am often asked my opinion, it is important that I am up to date with research. Planned C-Sections […]

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  • Hypermobility in pregnancy

    Posted on February 7, 2018 by fitbumpsandmums in Latest News, Prenatal.

    There are many risk factors to pelvic pain during pregnancy and one of the most common is hypermobility. If you have hypermobility it means that your joints are more flexible than other peoples (sometimes referred to as being ‘double jointed’). Hormones and Hypermobility During pregnancy a hormone called relaxin is produced, with important effects in […]

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  • Pregnant with a toddler!

    Posted on June 12, 2016 by fitbumpsandmums in Prenatal.

    Your first pregnancy was so precious, you knew exactly how far along you were (to the day, hour and minute), you came home from work and could put your feet up, in the evening you could enjoy a long hot soak in the bath (alone) and at the weekends you could spend the whole day […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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