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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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Diary of a yoga teacher in training: Pregnancy yoga

As a personal trainer, the more clients I trained, the more I realised that focusing on just exercise and nutrition alone isn’t enough to achieve sustainable health and wellness in modern society – not just for my clients, but for myself as well. Yoga fills that gap, providing flexibility training, deep breathing development, stress relief, …

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