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Daft Things We Do as First Time Parents (that never made life easier)

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Having a baby is a massive decision for anyone, but for first time parents? THE biggest overhaul life will ever take.   With constant pressure to keep up with those parents who are breezing through it getting everything perfectly right, combined with Mother Nature’s blessing in disguise that makes us mothers settle for no less […]

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Pregnancy Book Review; Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan

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It’s a right of passage to read a pregnancy book from cover to cover for every first time Mum. There’s no huger life and body change than becoming a mother and naturally we want to be as prepared as possible.   Aurora was born in 2009 and of course I read not 1 but three […]

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Pregnancy Diet Advice, and more for Mother & Baby Magazine

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Pregnancy diet advice is pretty basic and it doesn’t require advanced knowledge of nutrition to stay well while you’re expecting.   But occasionally, due to the extra demands on your body, a Mum-to-be may have additional needs that basic healthy eating isn’t addressing, and in these cases a supplement can be helpful.   I was […]

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Fix Diastasis Recti & Pelvic Floor in 8 Weeks.

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Diastasis Recti after pregnancy is where the tummy muscles of the mother have not closed correctly, leaving a gap running from belly button to around where your underwear elastic sits.   It’s very common and totally treatable, and in some cases corrects itself over time, but sometimes requires gentle treatment to close the gap and […]

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Best Ab Exercises for Diastasis Recti

These alternative tummy exercises for Diastasis Recti are a must watch if your tummy muscles didn’t close properly after having a baby.  If you have Diastasis Recti (see image) then you need to be careful what abdominal exercises you do, as traditional ‘ab’ exercises and crunches don’t help, and may actually make it worse from straining […]

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Are You Making You Diastasis Recti worse?

Diastasis Recti can occur after pregnancy and is very common. Diastasis Recti is when the abdominal muscle don’t close completely following having a baby, leaving a vertical gap where the linea nigra was during pregnancy, along the mid-line of the tummy.   It can be corrected with gentle exercises done frequently, that engage the stomach […]

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The Smart Way To Shift Baby Weight

Every new Mum wants to lose the baby weight and get back into her pre-pregnancy clothes as soon as possible after giving birth. And while it’s important to be a healthy weight there are a few considerations when it comes to how to go about exercising and diet. Firstly if you’re breastfeeding you’ll need lots […]

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Potatoes and Pregnancy: How Are They Linked?

A study suggests a link between potatoes and gestational diabetes. But is there any truth in the allegation? Here’s my take on the headline story – click here to read it on WatchFit.   A study suggests a link between potatoes and gestational diabetes ‘Potatoes and Pregnancy;’ the headline amused me – the paper has picked up […]

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Breastfeeding and Fatloss

“Breastfeeding Burns Calories” we are told. It’s also the most natural and nutritious start for your little one, helping to protect against illnesses and allergies, as well as protecting against breast cancer in Mum, so it’s no wonder that almost three quarters of Mums in the UK choose to breastfeed their baby. Hmmm, if that’s so, […]

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Baby Body Pride

If you’re fed up with seeing unrealistically perfect images of women in the media, you are definitely not alone, and this is no more apparent than amongst mothers who often feel at the very least completely inferior to their celebrity Mum counterparts who flaunt their perfect bodies like their most prized achievement is the fact […]

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