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Whenever I screen a new mum client - either for group classes or personal training - I always ask her whether she is currently breastfeeding or pumping, regardless of when she had her baby. There are a few reasons for this, which I am going to run through in this blog. These will hopefully be helpful to anyone reading this in understanding the relevance of brea...

I'm currently pregnant, due to give birth for the 3rd time in June. There is a 22-month gap between my first and second children. There will be a 4-year gap between my youngest and this baby. This large gap has led quite a few people – both friends and perfect strangers – to ask: “Was it unplanned?” To which the short answer is “no”. The longer answer is that t...

Hypnobirthing seems to have gained popularity rapidly recently, especially after it was reported that the Duchess of Cambridge had used the hypnobirthing method during her labour with Prince George, and is due to use it again with baby number 3 this spring. Pregnant mums have often asked me about hypnobirthing and, while I knew the basic premise of it, my knowl...

This time of year, when the clocks ‘spring forward’, always makes me reflect on my black-out obsessed days. I write that as if my black-out obsessed days are over, which I am not entirely convinced is true. I suppose the next few months – when the sun rises early and sets late – will be telling.

A few weeks after our first baby was born, in January 2013, struggl...

When Kylie Jenner took to Instagram this week to advertise a waist trainer, her post received lots of attention. At the time of writing this blog, her post has almost 5 million 'likes', but there has also been criticism. Understandably, there has also been a dollop of confusion which – like the Ella's puree that I used in a high quality video to demonstrate the...

Together with Dr Amal Hassan, I appeared on an episode of The Hotbed Collective podcast, which aired yesterday. The trio that make up the Hotbed Collective - Lisa Williams, Cherry Healey and Anniki Sommerville - are on a mission is to get people talking honestly about the highs and lows of sex. They're steering away from air-brushed perfection and focusing on t...

Back in November I blogged about a screening of Embrace which I attended, hosted by MUTU System. In their own words, “MUTU System is an award-winning medically approved restorative online exercise programme for women who want their bodies to look, feel and function better after having a baby - whether this was 6 months ago or 6 years ago.  

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A recent article in the Guardian explored postnatal return to sport in view of Serena Williams’ decision not to compete in the Australian Open. Pinpointing a time-frame for postnatal return to sport, the article stated: “While recovering from birth can be relatively speedy, most experts recommend waiting until you have had your postnatal check-up (usually aroun...

Co-sleeping’s not for me”, I vowed, before having my first child, when both my parenting and my baby were purely hypothetical. I knew co-sleeping carried risks, so I intended to avoid it all together. I would diligently follow the Department of Health's recommendation and put my hypothetical baby to sleep on her hypothetical back in a cot in the same room as m...

Here is a picture of me looking rather forlorn. It was taken a couple of weeks ago during a screening of the body positivity documentary Embrace, which I was privileged to have been invited along to by hosts MuTu System. And frankly, when this photo was taken, I was forlorn.  At the heart of the documentary is the story of producer Taryn Brumfitt. In 2012, havi...

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