Pregnancy & birth
There is often an emphasis placed on the psychological effects of a birth that didn't go to plan. And while there is a need to make sense of this, Psychotherapist Thea Baker says it's also important to address many of the silent taboos surrounding physical birth trauma that accompany that psychological distress.
4 min read
January 20th, 2021
Living with Prolapse
Leaking post-birth might be common but it is not necessarily normal, and could be a sign that there's something wrong with your pelvic floor. Magdalena Hawley shares her story about being diagnosed with prolapse postpartum and how she decided to fix it and turn it into something positive to help others.
5 min read
October 9th, 2020
How this postpartum PT returned to fitness
As a Personal Trainer, Melissa Neilsen was determined to stay fit throughout her third pregnancy and snap back into "doing it all" straight after giving birth. But what she didn't expect was to prolapse 3 weeks postpartum. Here she shares her story of her recovery.
3 min read
October 7th, 2020
Why it’s so important for pregnant women to keep active – now more than ever
As hard as it may be in a world full of lockdowns and restrictions, it's important for pregnant women to continue to exercise, especially when they're in isolation at home. Jacqui Ambrus-Bonazzi explores the reasons why.
3 min read
September 25th, 2020
Post-baby body: what if I never look the same again?
Becoming a new mum is an incredible experience but it can be overwhelming, disheartening and scary to find yourself living in a body you no longer recognise. So, how can you deal with the fear that it will never look the same again? Alicia Johnson shares some practical tips.
6 min read
September 21st, 2020
Childbirth is a contact sport!
For many women, childbirth will result in physical trauma, the effects of which can be life-altering. Body-based trauma counsellor Thea Baker wonders why, after working so hard to conceive, carry and birth our children, do we feel the need to compress our recovery into the shortest amount of time imaginable?
4 min read
September 10th, 2020
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