Pregnancy Back Pain Stretches

Pregnancy Back Pain Stretches
11 August, 2017

Three decades ago Janet Balaskas introduced the western world to exercises during pregnancy and to the concept of being upright during birth. It was an exciting and revolutionary time in changing how we viewed pregnancy and birth. In our 1980's antenatal classes we began to get...

Pregnancy

Why Wear a Flexible Pregnancy Support Belt

Why Wear a Flexible Pregnancy Support Belt
14 June, 2017

 A Flexible Pregnancy Support Belt was preferred by 82% of the pregnant women who were suffering from symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) in a recent small pilot study.  Over the years international research has shown the benefit of wearing a support belt during pregnancy...

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Planning - 1st Trimester

pregnancy planning 1st trimester
18 April, 2017

So you have double checked you are pregnant and you are bursting to plan and prepare for the next 38 weeks and your family's future. CONGRATULATIONS!! Here are some of the things you may need to plan: Find a Primary Care Giver  - every Hospital or Medical Centre will...

Pregnancy

Your Pregnancy - 1st Trimester

1st trimester
17 April, 2017

The first twelve weeks of pregnancy are dynamic. The astonishingly rapid hormonal changes are responsible for the formation and ongoing growth of your baby, as well as preparing your body for the birth. And although each day may seem to take forever as you go through this transitional...

Pregnancy

Understanding Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

 Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
21 February, 2017

During pregnancy the joint at the front of your pelvis, the symphysis pubis joint, can become very unstable and cause excruciating pain with every step you take.  It will not recover spontaneously and as you become more pregnant the increasing strain may result in needing crutches to...

Pregnancy

Sleep Better During Pregnancy

Sleep Better During Pregnancy
15 November, 2016

Surprisingly, you rarely hear about the difficulties of getting a good nights sleep during pregnancy until you are experiencing it yourself. The hormonal and physical changes that occur when you are pregnant can affect much of your daily routine and sleep is one of them. Relaxation of your...

Pregnancy, Sleep