Fertility and pregnancy can be a very sensitive subject for women. Many women just expect their bodies to know how to fall pregnant and then how to cope during pregnancy. However, when I began to specialise in fertility and pregnancy reflexology, I was surprised to learn how many women actually struggle to conceive and then feel as if … Continue reading Fertility, Pregnancy and Reflexology ~ Part 1.
So you're a new mum, and you have a million and one questions about your new post-baby body, especially about your nether regions. You no longer know what normal looks or feels like, but all you do know is that it's functioning very differently to how it used to. If you had a very long and heavy pregnancy accompanied … Continue reading Why I’d recommend seeing a Women’s Health Expert after birth.
So you have a pain in the butt that is gradually getting worse? (And we're not talking about the husband or kids here!) If you are experiencing a dull ache or pain that numbs one side of your buttock which then goes on and radiates down the back of your leg, chances are, that your piriformis muscle is tight - something that some people … Continue reading Before physio, I used to be a pain in the butt ~ Piriformis “Syndrome”.
Having survived the baby blues and lasting the year without any signs of depression felt like a massive achievement to me. It's something I've always been worried about as depression runs strongly within my family. My mum suffered with severe postnatal depression after having me, and as a result of this, lost all memory of my … Continue reading Delayed Postnatal Depression – The Post-Breastfeeding Blues.
It can be overwhelming as a first time mum to understand exactly what's right and what's wrong with your body after birth. There are so many questions about how your baby is doing, and so much time and focus spent on them, that you probably haven't had the time to think about how you are … Continue reading Do you know what to ask your doctor at your six week check up?
It sounds bizarre, but wrist pain was one of the main complaints that I suffered with after having a baby. In fact it was so bad, that I struggled picking up and holding my daughter every day. I never really thought that wrist pain may actually be a common complaint amongst new mums within the first year. I thought … Continue reading Wrist pain after pregnancy?
Why back pain is so common for new mums. There are a number of factors that can contribute to back pain after having had a baby. So it's important to understand why, by understanding how the body changes during pregnancy, and how these changes can continue to affect your body after birth, too. During the long, joyful 40 weeks of … Continue reading New Mum with Back Pain?