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My Home Birth Story

My Home Birth Story

I’m Pregnant!   Way back in 1993 people were surprised when I announced that I was pregnant with my third child and even more shocked more than surprised when I decided that this time round I was going to have a baby MY way. My way was a home birth where I could deliver in my own bed, in my own time and have delayed cord clamping, skin to skin contact and no washing of my baby. This seems a resaonable thing to want to do but hell was this difficult as so many people were against it especially in

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Case Studies on real life postnatal recovery!

Case Studies on real life postnatal recovery!

Well, here we are again following on from my last blog about separation of the midline alias diastasis recti. This time talking about real life case studies and where better to start than with my own family! Twins Causes Postnatal Tummy Gap My eldest daughter has three children but her second pregnancy was twins so no surprise that she developed separation of the midline. Hey the good news was that I was studying pre and post natal Pilates so had an idea of what to look for! Luckily for my daughter in the UK they routinely check for after you

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Mummy Tummy, Jelly Belly, Baby Pouch – Will the real “DIASTASIS RECTI” please stand up?!

Mummy Tummy, Jelly Belly, Baby Pouch – Will the real “DIASTASIS RECTI” please stand up?!

What on earth is this weird sounding name called diastasis recti? You are not alone as most people have never heard of it but get in a friendship group and mention a post birth baby boep (South African slang for belly) and most Moms identify with that immediately! In my previous blogs we spoke about the 4th trimester, being more knowledgeable and then how to take control of your own body. So diastasis here we go… I vaguely remember my lovely British midwife who delivered my third baby naturally at home in Cape Town telling me at my 6 week

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Taking control of your body

Taking control of your body

I know, I can hear what you’re saying, the only one taking control of me right now is a 6 kilo infant – the latest joy of my life! In my previous blogs we spoke about the 4th trimester, the post natal healing process and the influence that the hormone relaxin has on our bodies, and then the knowledge of starting to exercise and how to build a strong core as your foundation to a better looking stomach and avoid the “Mummy Tummy” look! The person who knows best is; surprise surprise YOU! Yes only you know how you are

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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

Trying to be the best that I could… At the ripe old age of 56 years old and working with pre and post natal Moms, I wish that I could have had more knowledge when I was a new Mom trying to be the best I could! I didn’t have any real support other than what my Mum did in the 60’s or my Grandmother did in the 30’s and being in South Africa when they were in the UK was even harder without internet and Skype – can you even get your head around that thought? A memory comes

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