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Post Natal Legs & Bum Workout

In this no-equipment needed 15 minute legs and bum workout I’m using Ava as my weight. Set to the backdrop of our one of our favourite places in the world (Morocco) this workout is so easy and yet so effective. Even if you don’t have a full 15 just do 1 set or even 2. Doing something is always better than doing nothing! I hope you enjoy the workout and thanks so much for watching With love Bex xx

Exercise in the First Trimester

Welcome to this short video on exercise in the first trimester! Many women are nervous of continuing to exercise when they are newly pregnant but there’s absolutely no evidence that careful exercise, with your doctor or midwife’s consent, is anything but beneficial for you and the baby. In this video I give a brief overview of the guidelines for exercising in pregnancy, but if you want some more in-depth information then please head over to my article on Pregnancy Exercise Do’s and Don’ts, or click here…

Crispy Pancetta, Spinach & Ricotta Bake

Makes 4 portions   Ingredients 20 – 24 slices of pancetta 300g baby spinach 500g ricotta 2 tablespoons dill leaves, chopped 4 tablespoons flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped 4 medium eggs 40g parmesan, grated Seasoning   Method Preheat the over to 180 degrees C Line a shallow baking tin with half the pancetta, stretching them as necessary Place the spinach in a bowl and pour boiling water over it Dry the spinach and roughly chop Mix the spinach, ricotta, parsley, dill, eggs, parmesan, salt…

How can I get my newborn to sleep in her Moses basket?

by Ruth Sutherland Babies often don’t like sleeping away from their care-givers. They want to be close to you as this is what they are used to when in the womb. However there are a few things that you can try. Start by putting her in for short periods of time and keeping him/her with you initially so that they feel reassured by your presence. You may find just keeping your hand on their tummy before gradually withdrawing, may help them to settle. Another effective tip…

How Can I Avoid Induction of Labour or Going Too Far Over My Due Date?

by Sarah Das There is no set formula to avoid this happening, but there are things you can do to help yourself and a big part of that is knowing that you did all you could to help things along – ‘you did your bit’ if  you like. A word about your due date Let’s focus on your due date for a moment and how important it is, or not as the case may be!   Most women will go into labour naturally between 38 and 42…

What is Pregnancy Massage?

by Ruth Sutherland Massage is a wonderful tool to use both when preparing your body, and mind, for labour, and whilst actually in labour itself. Massage can help us to relax, connect with ourselves and another person and to feel loved and safe, particularly when it is enjoyed with a loved one. These emotions are all perfect for the labouring body because they stimulate the production of the labour hormones, oxytocin and endorphins. As well as helping to relax you, massage can also become a part…

How Can Reflexology be Useful in Pregnancy and Why?

by Sarah Das After the excitement of discovering that you’re pregnant, you’ll want start thinking about creating a healthy plan for yourself throughout your pregnancy. Reflexology is a great therapy to include in your plan as it is a safe and natural treatment that can achieve amazing results with some of the more tedious, but normal side effects, of being pregnant that most women experience. How does it work? Reflexology activates the healing powers of the body through manipulation of the feet. The theory is that…

What are Pelvic Floor Muscles?

If you’re thinking that the way your body is growing and adapting to your baby is incredible. You’re absolutely right! The female body has been designed perfectly to create, and then house, a baby for a full 9 months. You were literally born to do this. That doesn’t mean that you don’t need to keep yourself fit and strong though, in order to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible. And one of the areas that you really need to focus on, is the pelvic…