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Pregnancy Diary: Week 38 – The waiting game (& how to get baby to come sooner?)

So now we’re officially at a week past being full term which means cerclage success! Hurrah for that, but now that this pregnancy is at the business end, I’m oh-so-ready for this bebe to come and meet us. And so the wait begins… The waiting game (and wanting to speed it up!) I know baby …

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Pregnancy Diary: Week 32 – Gestational diabetes freakout & a sick household

Like the rest of this pregnancy, week 32 has been a decent rollercoaster ride; a milestone mark for high risk pregnancies, a second gestational diabetes test, a husband with the shingles, a chickenpox scare and the flu. Seriously. Argh. I’m now out the other end into week 33 but I’ve had my patience (and immunity) …

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Pregnancy Diary: Week 30 – Third trimester, cerclages & enforced bed rest

When they say that no two pregnancies are the same they’re not kidding! My first pregnancy was pretty much a breeze. As a personal trainer and regular exerciser I continued to stay active and work right up until the week before having the baby. At the beginning of this second pregnancy I had ridiculous nausea, …

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Pregnancy & postnatal exercise: Is the fitness industry failing us?

Did you, or are you exercising during pregnancy? An article I recently read raised some valid points about something that has been particularly concerning to me lately – there are so many personal trainers and instructors in the fitness industry who claim to know how to train pregnant women (and postnatal women) without adequate knowledge. …

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More workplaces urged to support breastfeeding

More than one third of New Zealand employers are unaware of workplace breastfeeding legislation, a figure reflected in the lack of support for breastfeeding employees found in a study undertaken by Women’s Health Action. Women’s Health Action maternal health advisor, Isis McKay, says the study shows there is an urgent need to educate and support …

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Diary – Fit mama: The key training questions

Personal trainer Ange Noy is pregnant with her first child and trying to maintain her fitness level as best as possible while navigating sometimes conflicting advice from her endocrinologist, GP, midwife, family, friends, assorted fitness instructors, online forums and phone apps. When you fall pregnant, how do you keep fit while doing what’s best for …

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