Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Search Results for 'relaxin'

Baby – Check!  Support bra – Check!   Trainers – Check!  Running … hang on a minute!!! It’s my experience that regular runners  (both before and during pregnancy) want to get back to running as soon as possible after baby is born.  However, do so with great caution… Going back to (or even starting) a […]

Read Full Post »

A most welcome addition to your routine during pregnancy is massage!  We all know how touch can make us (and baby) feel – how many times a day do you stroke or touch your tummy?  Massage and gentle touch can be used to help support your body during its pregnancy changes and birth, and is […]

Read Full Post »

Muscles, bones and joints Joint stability and therefore muscle action are altered during pregnancy.  Relaxin softens the ligaments and cartilage which means joints are less stable and more prone to injury.  These changes and weight gain can and weight change. Anatomic and physiological changes during pregnancy have the potential to affect your muscles and bones […]

Read Full Post »

As you (and others around you) may notice, there are a number of natural hormonal changes happening throughout your pregnancy.  Your moods may swing from one end of the spectrum to the other, and then you might be like nothing has happened!    Understanding why these hormones play havoc with us will help you cope with […]

Read Full Post »

One piece of advice that is regularly given by nearly all health care professionals is to “do your pelvic floor exercises”. Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which are placed under great strain during pregnancy and childbirth.  However due to the effects of the hormone relaxin combined with the weight […]

Read Full Post »

Well, going my some ‘celebrity mums’ post natal doesn’t seem to fit into their vocabulary! It seems that in no time at all that they are in their size zero skinny jeans and tight tops; tottering around on stilettos or wearing a bikini three weeks after birth. I’ve certainly not met any new mum like […]

Read Full Post »