Rectus-Diastasis-Recovery

Diastasis Recti: Everything You Need To Know

What is it? Diastasis Recti is the medical term for a separation of the abdominal muscles vertically down the centre of the stomach.  As the baby grows inside the womb during pregnancy the connective ...

Femfit-Blog

Why pelvic floor muscle training is so important

Urinary incontinence affects one in three women. So why are we so unwilling to talk about it? We live in an age in which people share a lot about their lives, but most of us are still reluctant to tal...

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Maria Elliott Nominated For 'Woman of the Year' Award

The Active Pregnancy Foundation Awards – Public Vote Opens! The shortlist for Women of the Year and Product of the Year has now been revealed, and the public are invited to vote for their favourite, ...

Iron Deficiency Postnatal

Iron Deficiency in pregnancy and postpartum

What is iron deficiency? Iron is the most common nutrient deficiency and not surprisingly, more present in women. Iron is required to make red blood cells AND for those cells to do their job properly ...

Breastfeeding tips from Physio

When To Seek Help From A Women's Health Physiotherapist For Breastfeeding?

Do you know all the ways your Women’s Health Physiotherapist (WH Physio) can help you and your little one on your breastfeeding journey? Let me fill you in on how we can assist on one of the hardest ...

Prolapse Awareness

A New Way of Looking at Prolapse

The traditional way that prolapse is described is a ‘falling’ or ‘slipping down’ of the pelvic organs within the vagina. However, this explanation doesn’t fit with what we now know about how the body ...

The Mummy MOT Checkup

Postnatal Recovery Road Map

ALL MUMS HAVE A BIRTH PLAN, SO WHY NOT HAVE A POST BIRTH RECOVERY PLAN? Many mums-to-be spend a significant amount of time and effort on a birth plan but few spend as much energy on their postnatal re...

Postnatal PTSD

Postnatal PTSD What we can do to help

Postnatal PTSD What we can do to help – By Fiona Nicolson – an award-winning, professionally qualified, and practicing hypnotherapist and accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherap...

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A life less ordinary – after a birth trauma that resulted in a colostomy

It’s Birth Trauma Awareness Week.  Gillian Castle @stomachameleon gave birth to her son Sam in October, 2011, at 34 weeks gestation. She suffered severe birth complications resulting in a permanent st...

Postpartum PTSD

Postpartum PTSD – What it is and how it can be treated.

Award-winning cognitive hypnotherapist Fiona Nicolson addresses this increasingly common disorder often experienced by new mums and partners following a traumatic birth experience. What is Postpartum ...