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Pregnancy & birth

Why it’s important to understand your birth story (no matter how long ago you gave birth)

As mums we have so many experiences in common but our pregnancy and birth stories differ greatly. But now that you’ve done the hard work, baby is home and you're recovering well, what’s the point in re-visiting your birth story? It's important, and Louise Hurley explains why.

How does my body change after having a baby?

We all expect our body to change during pregnancy. Many women find comfort in their growing tummy and boobs but after the baby is born, we think we should just "bounce back" into our pre-pregnancy bodies. But does this really happen? Rachel Leman looks into the most common body changes that happen after having a baby.

Should I choose a midwife or obstetrician when having my baby?

There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing if you want a midwife or an obstetrician caring for you throughout your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. As midwife Anita Guerra explains, the most important thing is to be well informed before making your decision.

How to help your pelvic floor recover immediately post-birth

The first stage in helping your pelvic floor muscles recover after giving birth is simply rest – and not jumping straight into dreaded kegels! Carly Steggles outlines the best way to help your pelvic floor to heal after giving birth.

What to do if you’re experiencing thoracic pain during pregnancy

Have you started experiencing upper back pain since being pregnant? Or has breastfeeding left you hunched over and achey? Physio Madison gives us her top tips on how to help back pain during pregnancy, as well as postnatally.

What is birth trauma?

Trauma is a word that we hear a lot today in various contexts but what is birth trauma? Thea Baker breaks it down for us.

The top FIVE exercises to keep you run-ready in your pregnancy

Staying strong during your pregnancy will help you return to running quickly and injury free postnatally. Madison Cutmore highlights her top five exercises to keep you run-ready during pregnancy.

How you can (and why you should!) prepare your body for birth

How can you prepare your body for birth? And why is it so important? Women's Health Physio Tamara Woods shares her advice.

Why pregnancy is your perfect running off-season

Runners like to run. So what if you're told you can't for the next 9 months? Madison Cutmore explains why you should treat your pregnancy as an off-season for running.