Women's Health

Pre-natal exercises for the third trimester

Pre-natal exercises for the third trimester

I wanted to share this home-based exercise program with mums-to-be in that hope of inspiring a safe and achievable program. All you need is a fit ball/swiss ball, yoga mat and some weights. The program should take around 30 minutes to complete but you can adjust that length depending how many sets of each exercise are completed. 

Exercise reduces the risk of Post-natal depression

Exercise reduces the risk of Post-natal depression

Postnatal depression is a common mental health condition affecting between 13-20% of mothers following childbirth. Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression by up to 50%. This blog aims to discuss the signs and symptoms of PND and discuss the research around the efficacy of 'mums & babies' supervised group-exercise classes. To finish there are 10 exercises that can be done at home after pregnancy to strengthen your upper body, lower body, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.