There is a lot of change that happens throughout the duration of pregnancy. These changes can vary from physical symptoms such as food cravings to emotional symptoms such as mood-swings. All these changes are due to rapid changes within the hormone levels of your body. With the birth of your baby, all these bodily changesContinue reading “#1 Guide to Hormone Changes Pre and Post Pregnancy.”
The impact of pregnancy on your muscles There are a lot of things that can cause pain or strain within your body during pregnancy. Your body has had to adapt to a multitude of changes throughout pregnancy. For example, the added weight of your child within your belly can be straining on your lower backContinue reading “Where Can I Find Post Natal Massage In Perth?”
Exercise is fantastic to physically strengthen your muscles; lose any weight you have gained and raise your energy levels. Mentally, exercise can relieve stress and help prevent postpartum depression. It is understandable as a new mother that you will have limited time to exercise. At any opportunity you get 5 minutes of exercise is better than no exercise! However, as your body has recently undergone major changes, returning to exercise can be difficult, especially as you do not want to injure yourself.
1. Build core strength pre/post-partum. Stretching of the body during pregnancy is a normal process which readies the body for the growing baby inside, therefore some level of separation is likely to occur in most women. However, building stronger abdominal muscles prior to the pregnancy can help to reduce the amount they will stretch. AfterContinue reading “4 Tips on How to Prevent Diastasis Recti”
Relaxin Relaxin, a pregnancy hormone which is present up to five months after childbirth, increases the elasticity of connective tissue, muscles and ligaments. This particular hormone is secreted by the ovaries, placenta, and uterine lining throughout the entirety of the pregnancy. The hormone’s role is to relax the ligaments of the pelvis and to softenContinue reading “5 Post Pregnancy Hormones and their Effect on the Body Post Baby”
What is it? Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles which run down the centre of the stomach. This occurs during pregnancy when your body releases muscle relaxing hormones, combined with an expanding uterus, which together cause the connective tissue which holds the abdominal muscles together, known as the lineus alba, to weakenContinue reading “3 Common Questions Answered On Diastasis Recti And How To Test For It With Your Fingers.”