Pregnant Woman Practicing Yoga

Pre & Postnatal 12 week Program

As a mom of 2 I understand the importance of keeping the body strong for carrying the baby and after birth. It took 3 years and 6 rounds of IVF before I got pregnant with my daughter and then I was so sick with all day morning sickness right up until I gave birth. It was horrible, I kept waiting for that pregnancy glow that every one said I would get but go figure it did not happen for me. But my daughter arrived and the sickness stopped as soon as she was out, so I was finally able to enjoy her. I thought once she was out that I would no longer wee when I sneezed or laughed or jumped and that my core would go back to normal and all my normal fitness routines would be exactly the way it was prior to getting pregnant. Well I was wrong about that! I set out to find a women's health physio to see what I could do to change this. The one I saw was great, she showed me how to strengthen my pelvic floor, what exercises to do to strengthen my core and that it took 9 months to grow a baby, so to take it slow and easy when it came to exercising.

I started to google, yip good old google to see how to exercise after birth and boy did that open a can of worms. All that did was confuse me of what was right and wrong and I didn't want to follow an online program from someone who didn't know me or what my issues were. So I found a course and began to study on how to become a certified pre and postnatal specialist. I have no studied many different ones as there is always new research coming out. 

When my son came along, I was much more prepared, not for the groin pain where I couldn't walk or for once again having all day morning sickness but what I was prepared for was how to strengthen my body as much as I could while carrying him and how to slowly rebuild my body and how to re-strengthen my core in particular.

It is so easy as mothers to put everyone else's needs first and not think twice about ourselves but we should change that, why - because every one needs us to be strong to keep the household running. Don't feel guilty for doing something for yourself, you deserve to sometimes be selfish. :)

If you would like to know more about the pre and postnatal program, please get into contact with us.

YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB MUMMA!