Finding my way after the 4th Trimester

I wrote and vlogged about the three trimesters of pregnancy and haven’t found the time or the motivation to share much since then. I might at some point write about the 4th trimester (the first 12 weeks after having a baby) as there is a lot to discuss, however, I felt it more important to […]

Post Partum Fitness (post 6-8 weeks)

Here are a few of my favourite exercises to help strengthen the deep core (transverse abdominus) and reactivate the glutes post pregnancy. With a growing bump, both have been misaligned and weakened so it’s very important to strengthen them before increasing intensity and more dynamic movements. I always advise you see a pelvic health physio […]

What is and how to check for Diastasis Recti?

What is and how to check for diastasis recti? As the uterus expands during pregnancy, the muscles of the abdomen (rectus abdominus; commonly ‘six pack muscles’ and yes, even it you can’t see them, we all have them!) can be stretched and separated. This isn’t a gap as such, just a stretching and thinning of […]

Post Partum Exercise- First 6-8 Weeks

Post Partum Exercise (The first 6-8 weeks) Don’t get too excited… if you think this is a post with a high intensity workout to regain that pre pregnancy body 2 weeks post partum, then you are definitely in the wrong place. ⁣ It took 9 months of hard work and a toll on our bodies […]

My Birth Story

On 11th February 2021 @ 13:34, our lives changed forever as April Freya Talbot, weighing 6lb 5.5 entered into the world after an 19 hour labour. Our beautiful baby girl was finally here after over 72 hours of an induction of labour… If you don’t fancy reading on but do what to know what happened, […]

Trimester 3- The End is in Sight

As I write this now, my beautiful 5 week old baby girl, April is lying in her crib beside me. We made it through the rollercoaster journey that is pregnancy! This last trimester was by far my favourite and although it came with its usual ups and downs, the symptoms were a lot less frequent […]

Trimester 2- Another Bumpy Ride

So Bumpie and I made it to the end of another trimester and what a ride it’s been! Before I go into the all the gory details, I’ll remind you that this is an honest account of my experiences in pregnancy. I discuss potential PPROM and changes in babies movement, so please don’t read on […]

Exercise During Pregnancy

Gone are the days when we are told to sit back with your feet up for the whole of pregnancy. In fact, quite the opposite! Exercise in pregnancy can have many benefits for both you and your baby and even a simple walk or stretch session can really help you to stay fit and well. […]

The New Normal?

2020. Whatever way you look at it and whatever outlook you have on life, I think we can all agree that it hasn’t been a great year. For some, that sentence will be the biggest understatement, for others, perhaps it could have been worse. I’m sure though, for everyone, it’s relatable in some way. As […]

Trimester 1- A Rollercoaster Ride

For me, trimester 1 is done! Complete! Finished! Ended! I’d love to say I nailed it, but instead I’ll go with I made it! I’d also love to say that the trimester 1 symptoms are gone and that they were exactly like we read in books, but what’s not often spoken about is the severity […]