Frankincense – The King of Oils

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Renown as one of the most prized and precious essential oils,

Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.

Known as the king of oils, nearly all ancient religions have used frankincense in their spiritual practices, and it is known to be extremely powerful. As many know, this gorgeous essential oil was given as a gift to Christ after his birth.

This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections.

As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function.

When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

These varied applications make it the perfect essential oil to include in your collection, whether you be trying to conceive, carrying precious cargo or already have little ones to care for and nurture:

Sunburn relief:  Blend frankincense with lavender and a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, and apply to the affected areas.

This blend is also very soothing and aids in healing, therefore many women have used this blend postpartum.

Ease aches and pains: Blend with ice blue and and a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, and ease away aches and pains. Or use with a cold compress after working out, or with a hot compress to soothe tired muscles or occasional cramps.

Promote relaxation and lift your mood: Apply Frankincense to the bottoms of your feet or diffuse to relax and calm mood swings. This oil is used during pregnancy and labour to help calm expectant mums, especially blended with other essential oils such as roman chamomile and bergamot.

Use Frankincense to relieve anxiety and create a positive mood by combining it with such essential oils as peppermint and wild orange. Either place in your hands, rub hands together and inhale deeply, or diffuse for obtain the lift.

Great for skin:  Add 1 -2 drops to your daily moisturiser to reduce the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenate the skin.

Overworked Hands?:  Apply Frankincense to your hands and massage in after housework or gardening to soothe and rejuvenate.

Strong, beautiful nails: Apply a drop of frankincense to strengthen weak nails.

Frankincense is harvested in Somalia as part of doTERRRA’s® Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative. The frankincense harvesters are provided with greater opportunities for income, while providing doTERRA® with access to skilled harvesters who help accomplish the intricate steps of frankincense resin harvesting.

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Emotionally, Frankincense is the oil of truth and enlightenment. It is said that this beautiful oil helps you understand your purpose and uncovers your divine truth.

 

For more information about doTERRA’s® Frankincense Essential Oil:

https://doterra.com/US/en/difference-co-impact-sourcing-frankincense

https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-frankincense-oil

Would you like to know more about doTERRA® essential oils and products…..

If you’d like to learn more about doTERRA® therapeutic essential oils and how you can use essential oils to support you and your family’s health and wellbeing, contact me to have a chat or go to my doTERRA®website to find out more about doTERRA®.

 

Disclaimer: All information provided are recommendations & advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their health and exercise requirements with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist, midwife or health professional.
For further advice about your individual health, wellness and fitness needs, speak to a health professional, women’s health physiotherapist and/or pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional.

 

Lemon – The Oil of Focus

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Lemon essential oil is one of the most versatile of the essential oils, with multiple benefits and uses. Taken from the rind of the lemon, this essential oil has uplifting, invigorating and refreshing properties.

Lemon naturally cleanses the body & aids digestion. Simply add a drop or two of Lemon essential oil to still or sparkling water and sip throughout the day.

I love to start my day with a glass of water, a drop of Lemon essential oil and some organic lemon slices so I obtain all the health benefits lemons provide.

Some other ways to use your lemon essential oil are:

During Pregnancy: Use to assist in easing constipation and help support the body in its circulation of excess fluid, therefore assisting the body in reducing swelling/edema.

Supports Healthy Respiratory Function: Take internally, with lavender and peppermint, to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort. Or diffuse the same blend of oils to ease any respiratory discomfort.

Diffuse: To create an uplifting and energising environment. It has been shown to improve mood, nourish the mind and assist concentration.

Natural Cleaning: Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces.

Simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.

Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.

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Emotionally lemon is the oil of focus. It nourishes the mind and aids concentration. The crisp scent of lemon improves the ability to focus. Lemon dispels confusion and bestows clarity.

 

 

Would you like to know more about doTERRA® essential oils and products…..

If you’d like to learn more about doTERRA® therapeutic essential oils and how you can use essential oils to support you and your family’s health and wellbeing, contact me to have a chat or go to my doTERRA®website to find out more about doTERRA®.

Disclaimer: All information provided are recommendations & advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their health and exercise requirements with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist, midwife or health professional.
For further advice about your individual health, wellness and fitness needs, speak to a health professional, women’s health physiotherapist and/or pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional.

Smiling Mind – Mindfulness Meditation

In the past year, I have truly come to appreciate and enjoy the benefits of taking time breathe and learn the technique of mindfulness meditation.

Now, if you know me, you will know that I find it very difficult to stop. If I’m not busy, I’m wondering why! Sound familiar?

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So, when I had to work my way through a few challenges and struggles over the past couple of years, which was affecting my stress levels, my ability to cope and my sleep, I realised I need to maybe give this meditation and mindfulness a go.

I first started with Smiling Mind, and I feel in love with the simplicity of the meditations. I also loved, and still love, the fact that you don’t have to dedicate a lot of time unless you want to. You can do 2 minutes or 30 minutes. And, there are programs for school-aged children, teenagers and adults. There’s even specific programs for the classroom, sports and for the workplace.

As I have written in a previous blog, Just Breathe , taking the time to stop and breathe deeply will instantly calm you down both mentally as well as physically. It will help relax your entire body, and, once you have calmed yourself, you are better able to cope with what you need to do or work out how to move forward.

So, learning to be mindful and meditate greatly benefits both your physical and your emotional wellbeing, and in time, bring a little more balance to your life. Which, as a Mum or Mum-To-Be, is something we all want, don’t you agree?

So, if you haven’t given it a go yet, I recommend you do. It may take you a few tries to get the hang of it, but it’s definitely worth it.

Download the Smiling Mind App for free and experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

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Jody is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist, with tertiary qualifications in exercise science and registered as a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia.
Jody is also a mum of two small children under 5, and therefore understands the demands and challenges of being a mum.
Jody is passionate about educating, energising and empowering pregnant and post-natal women through the provision of safe but effective exercise programs and fitness sessions.
Contact me today to see how I can help you with your fitness and health!
Disclaimer: This article is advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their health and exercise program with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist or midwife.
For further advice about your individual fitness needs, speak to a pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional, women’s health physiotherapist or health professional.

Lavender – The Oil of Communication

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Pure lavender oil is one of the gentlest of the essential oils, but also one of the most powerful. It is all things calming to the body, and it is amazing for your mood and for your skin.

Further, due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times, especially for Mumas & Mumas-To-Be:

Quick Fix: Dilute 1 part lavender essential oil with 3 parts fractionated coconut oil (or other organic carrier oil such as jojoba oil or almond oil) in a spray bottle or roller bottle to help clear up skin irritations, such as chaffing. Great for little ones!

A Sleep Time Trick: Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep, for all members of the family.

Take Out The ‘Ouch’:  Put on insect bites to reduce the sting  and encourage q16x9-1152x648-after-sun-soothing-spray-us-english-webuicker healing. Use on burns to encourage faster healing. Relieve the pain & sensitivity of sore gums, dry or chapped lips and occasional scrapes. And, use to assist with soothing skin after too much sun.

Clear Your Mind: Apply to the temples and the back of the neck to lessen the effects of stress and anxiety, which comes with both pregnancy and being a Mum. And, if you have time, add it to bath water with epson salts or magnesium flakes to soak away the day’s stress and to promote a restful nights sleep.

Care For Your Baby Belly: Rub lavender essential oil mixed with fractionated coconut oil (or other organic carrier oil such as jojoba oil or almond oil) onto an itchy tummy while pregnant.

Baby Massage: Dilute 1 – 2 drops of lavender oil in 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil (or other organic carrier oil such as jojoba oil or almond oil) and gently massage, allowing your baby to enjoy the benefits of your touch and attention.

Emotionally lavender is the oil of communication. It aids verbal expression. It calms the insecurities that are felt when we risk our true thoughts and feelings. Lavender addresses the fear of being seen and being heard.

Lavender encourages emotional honesty and insists that we speak our innermost thoughts and desires. It is through open and honest communication that we experience unconditional love and acceptance.

Through lavenders courageous spirit, one is free to share their true self with others.

Would you like to know more about doTERRA® essential oils and products…..

If you’d like to learn more about doTERRA® therapeutic essential oils and how you can use essential oils to support you and your family’s health and wellbeing, then come along to my next doTERRA® workshop (contact me for dates), contact me to have a chat or go to my doTERRA®website to find out more about doTERRA®.

Disclaimer: All information provided are recommendations & advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their health and exercise requirements with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist, midwife or health professional.
For further advice about your individual health, wellness and fitness needs, speak to a health professional, women’s health physiotherapist and/or pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional.

7 Reasons To See A Women’s Health Physiotherapist

I am so passionate about women’s health, particularly during the journey of becoming and being a mum.

In my ideal world, every woman who has a baby would be reviewed by a women’s health physiotherapist following the birth of their child.

A woman’s body goes through so much during the journey from conception to the birth of their precious child, that on the outside no one would know just how much recovery a woman’s body has to go through while adjusting to her new life  as a mum and caring for her new baby.

What exactly is a Women’s Health or Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?

A women’s health or pelvic floor physiotherapist is a physiotherapist who holds post-graduate qualifications in musculoskeletal issues associated with pregnancy, birth, post-natal, breastfeeding and menopause. They are trained to understand the life-stages and changes experienced by women, and the impacts these have on a woman’s body.

So, why should I see a Women’s Health or Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?

As an exercise specialist, there are many reasons why I refer my clients to a Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

However, the following are the 7 main reasons why any woman, particularly a new mum, should make an appointment to be reviewed by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist:

  1. Painful scar tissue (caesarean, episiotomy, tear)
  2. Have a bulge or feeling of ‘heaviness’, discomfort, pulling dragging or dropping in the vagina
  3. Accidently leaking urine, wind, stool when you exercise, play sport, laugh, cough or sneeze
  4. Urgency to pass urine or to use your bowels
  5. Passing urine frequently or constantly needing to go to the toilet
  6. Finding it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel
  7. Suffer from pelvic pain or experience pain during or after intercourse

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live”

– Jim Rohn

Returning to exercise or sport after having a baby is one that should be gradual and with care. If you are looking for some guidance, please refer to my blog Getting Active As A New Mum.

And, if your personal trainer, coach or fitness professional does not ask you questions about your pelvic floor, test your deep abdominal strength, take time to ask about any other conditions or issues you are currently dealing with as a new mum or make modifications for the stage you are at postpartum, it may be time to find a new trainer!

At MumaBubs, we throughly screen all of our new clients, and ensure that we know as much as possible about each women’s motherhood journey, before they start sessions with us. And, we now recommend all of our new clients, and expectant mums, both current and new clients, take the time to be reviewed by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. 

You have to live with your body for the rest of your life. And, if it looks good but is not functioning well, then that affects the quality of your life both now, and when your little ones have grown up.

Take the time to care for yourself so you can live life to the full and enjoy every moment with confidence!

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Jody is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist, with tertiary qualifications in exercise science and registered as a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia.
Jody is also a mum of two small children under 5, and therefore understands the demands and challenges of being a mum.
Jody is passionate about educating, energising and empowering pregnant and post-natal women through the provision of safe but effective exercise programs and fitness sessions.
Contact me today to see how I can help you with your fitness and health!
Disclaimer: This article is advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their exercise program with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist or midwife.
For further advice about your individual fitness needs, speak to a pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional, women’s health physiotherapist or health professional.

6 Great Reasons To Do Pelvic Floor Exercises

 Ok, we all know we need to “do our pelvic floor exercises”, but why?

When we are pregnant, our doctors, our midwives, our girlfriends, all ask us if we are doing our pelvic floor exercises.

Once our little bundle of joy enters the world, we get told to do our pelvic floor exercises.

And, then, if we experience any issues, such as leaking, lower back pain, pelvis pain, or goodness forbid, a prolapse, we get asked, did we do our pelvic floor exercises!

But, as mums we have so many other things on our mind, plus time often does not seem to be our friend.

So WHY should you make the time to do your pelvic floor exercises?

Well, here’s 6 great reasons why:

1. Prevent Uncomfortable Leakages

I remember after having my Miss A, I was jumping on the trampoline with my Master J. I must have been about 9 months post-natal and I was horrified that I felt leakage! However, I had spent so much time focusing on rehabilitating my knee after surgery, that I had neglected another important muscle – my pelvic floor! And, yes, I should have known better.

One of the functions of the pelvic floor muscles is to keep the bladder closed, therefore stopping any leaking, which mostly happens with coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting, exercising, or, in my case, jumping.

And, the pelvic floor muscles tend to weaken with age, with menopause sometimes making incontinence worse, which in turn may lead to prolapse.

So, I can laugh about it now (and without concern of leaking!). But, if you don’t take the time to rehabilitate and strengthen your pelvic floor, then simple activities, like playing with your kids, become stressful, cause anxiety and can be potentially very embarrassing. And, then later in life, lead to more series issues that could have been prevented.

2. Stop Embarrassing ‘Wind’ Moments!

After you’ve had kids, for some reason, farts do become funny! (well, in my house they have!)

But, as women, we generally like to consider ourselves to be dignified human beings, especially when we’re out in public. So, the last thing we want to happen is embarrassing noises to occur because we had no control over our own body.

And, in reality, some women do find that following the birth of their little ones they have less control of this bodily function and they find it harder to hold on. This is because the pelvic floor muscles maintain bowel control as they close off the back passage, your rectum. 

Personally, I think another great reason to fit in time to do your pelvic floor exercises!

3. Prevent or Reduce Prolapse

A prolapse is the ‘sagging’ of the pelvic organs when the pelvic floorshutterstock_200938979 is slack, or weak, and therefore is unable to support the internal organs.

One of the roles of the pelvic floor is to support the pelvic organs, which includes your bladder, uterus (womb) and rectum (back passage).

The ‘Boat Theory’ analogy is one way to help you think about the role of the pelvic floor muscles in supporting your pelvic organs.

Imagine that your pelvic organs (your bladder, uterus and bowel) are a boat sitting on the water, your pelvic floor. The ‘boat’ is attached by ‘ropes’, your supportive ligaments, to a jetty. If the ‘water level’ is normal, that is your pelvic floor is healthy, and there is no tension on the ‘ropes’.

As a result of pregnancy and the birth of your baby, your pelvic floor muscles have been stretched and lengthened, then the ‘water level’ will be lower, and there is more tension on the ‘ropes’, your supporting ligaments.

Boats-compressedIf you do not strengthen your pelvic floor, therefore reducing the tension on the ‘ropes’ by increasing the water level, then over time the supportive ligaments can overstretch and weaken, particularly if you return to high intensity or impact activities, and you are at increased risk of developing a prolapse.

Thank you to The Continence Foundation of Australia for this wonderful diagram showing “The Boat Theory’.

In women, there may be the feeling of a bulge in the vagina or a feeling of heaviness, dragging or discomfort. Other signs may include sexual problems of pain or less sensation, recurring urinary tract infections, your bladder may not empty as it should or you may find it hard to empty your bowel.

These signs can be worse at the end of the day and, therefore, it may feel better after you lie down.

It is not an uncommon issue, and it won’t go away if you ignore it. However, help is available, so if you feel any of the above symptoms, please make an appointment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

Your ignore me now, but you’ll need me later…
Regards, Your Pelvic Floor

4. Flatten your stomach!

Ok, well, if the last 3 reasons didn’t have you sold then this one must!

Let’s face it, most of us would like a flat stomach! For some of us this will be easier to achieve than others due to us all being different in body shape, lifestyle, priorities and so many other factors.

And, we must remember that the journey our body goes on to bless us with our little people, is extreme, with our abdominals going through some of the most dramatic changes over the 9 months we are pregnant. But, if we’re all honest with ourselves, a flat, toned looking stomach would be nice to add to an overall healthy, happy woman!

During pregnancy our uterus increases in size and weight to accommodate the growth of our child (or children), which needs to be supported by the abdominal muscles, which in turn lengthens the abdominal muscles wall and stretches the lower and deeper abdominal muscles.

The pelvic floor works in conjunction with the deep abdominal muscles to provide strength around the lower back and pelvis, as well as flattening of the stomach muscles, particularly in the lower abdomen area.

Therefore, pelvic floor muscles exercise strengthen your core muscles, and contribute to you achieving that “flat stomach”!

5. More satisfying sex life!

For some of us, the thought of intimacy and sex with our other half is something we can’t even think about in the early days. For others, we can’t wait to get back to having some fun! And, I don’t know about you, but sex should be enjoyable for both people, so, let’s make sure it is!

The pelvic floor is also important in sexual sensation. When the pelvic floor is functioning correctly and has good muscle tone, the outcome is increased sexual sensation and improved orgasms during sex.

6. Better quality of life with increased social confidence

Not having to worry about leakages or making embarrassing sounds at any anytime means that you can focus on the important things in life. It means you can be with the people you love, and not worry that laughing or sneezing is going to result in an awkward moment.

And, let’s face the added bonuses of having a strong, functioning body that you can depend on means that you can live life to the full and doing the things that you want and love to do, both now, and in the future.

So, what more reason do you need to ensure that you make time each week to do your pelvic floor exercises, and ensure that they are strong and functioning as they should, just like every other muscle in your body!

As mums, we spend so much time worrying about our little people at this time in our life, making sure that they get everything they need to be happy and healthy, that we forget just how important it is to look after ourselves.

One day our little people will grow into adults, and go out into the world. However, our bodies will be with us forever, so we need to care for it just as much as we care for our children.

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Jody is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist, with tertiary qualifications in exercise science and registered as a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia.
Jody is also a mum of two small children, and therefore understands the demands and challenges of being a mum.
Jody is passionate about educating, energising and empowering pregnant and post-natal women through the provision of safe but effective exercise programs and fitness sessions.
Contact me today to see how I can help you with your fitness and health!
Disclaimer: This article is advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their exercise program with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist or midwife.
For further advice about your individual fitness needs, speak to a pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional, midwife, doctor or women’s health physiotherapist.

I’m Pregnant! Can I Still Exercise?

Absolutely! Feeling your physical and emotional best during your pregnancy is so important.

However, exercising during pregnancy will be different for each of us, and really will be dependent on your current level of fitness and the type of exercise undertaken prior to falling pregnant, as well as your individual pregnancy journey.

I had two completely different pregnancy journeys when I carried my two little bundles. With the first I had no energy, all day morning sickness (I’m still not sure why they call it morning sickness!) and by the 2nd trimester the only exercise I could do was clinical pilates with a physiotherapist and sessions in the pool.

But, for my second, well, I still had the morning sickness, but I managed to exercise most days, walk all the way through my pregnancy and enjoyed weekly antenatal yoga sessions, even doing one the day I gave birth!

So, now that YOU are pregnant, your main focus should be ensuring that iStock_000076714367_Fullyou are healthy and strong, physically and psychologically, ready for the delivery of your precious cargo and for the busy and demanding, but wonderfully rewarding, early days of being a mum!

But, remember, you are now not just responsible for your own health and wellbeing. You have a little life you are carrying, who is depending on you to provide them with the best opportunity to enter this world as healthy as possible – no pressure hey!

So, what should be the focus of my exercise program now that I am pregnant?

Well, definitely not losing 10 kilos or running a marathon!

However, here are 5 key areas of focus to guide you:

1.Your deep abdominal muscles

Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your spine and pelvis. During pregnancy they undergo significant changes, predominantly lengthening to accommodate your growing baby, which results in them not working as well after your have given birth.

Learning how to correctly and effectively brace you abdominal muscles either prior to falling pregnant, or as soon as possible once you are pregnant, will assist in the return of normal abdominal muscle function in the months following the arrival of your little one.

Be aware that once you have learnt to brace your abdominals, you may find you need to refocus on how well you are bracing your abdominals as you progress through your pregnancy. As your baby grows and moves position internally, your abdominals lengthen and there is increased demand on your lower abdominals as they assist in carrying your precious cargo. Therefore, tuning into your abdominal bracing on a frequent basis ensures that you continue to brace effectively and correctly.

And, not all abdominal exercises are suitable when you are pregnant. Your exercise program needs to ensure that you are training the deep abdominal muscles, to assist in stabilising your spine and pelvis, and not your outer abdominals, which can increase your risk of abdominal separation (diastasis rectus abdominus). Many of the exercises that train your outer abdominals also put additional strain on your pelvic floor and lower back, which are already vulnerable during pregnancy.

2. Your pelvic floor fitness

Your pelvic floor is an area of your body that you cannot see, however, these muscles work with the deep abdominal muscles, deep back muscles and your diaphragm to stabilise and support your spine.

The main function of the pelvic floor is to support the weight of the abdominal and pelvic organs, therefore playing an important role in bladder and bowel control, as well as sexual function. No-one wants bowel or bladder issues, and, though you may not feel like it immediately after having your little one, one day you might feel like “special cuddles” time again!

And, during pregnancy, the pelvic floor is also supporting the increasing weight of your growing baby, which in turn is a contributor to a decline of pelvic floor strength. Then, during labour, the pelvic floor muscles are placed under great stress resulting in stretching, and possible damage, depending on the type of delivery you experience.

So, taking the time to focus on learning to correctly lift and strengthen, as well as relax, your pelvic floor, is important for both your short-term and long-term health and fitness – we don’t want our pelvic floor to be too weak or too tight, we want it just right!

3. Your posture

During pregnancy, postural changes occur due to the increasing size of your baby, the increases in the pregnancy hormone relaxin and changes in the positioning of your pelvis, including relaxing of the pelvic joints and ligaments.

It is important that you include exercises in your program that strengthen and tone your muscles, which in turn will assist you in adjusting to your changing shape, and to the demands pregnancy places on your body. And, including exercises for mobility and flexibility will ensure that your body continues to cope with the every changing demands of your pregnant body.

If you experience back or pelvis pain during pregnancy, please seek advice from a health professional with experience in treating pregnancy and post-natal issues. 

4. Low impact & low intensity

Low impact, low intensity exercise will assist in protecting your joints and pelvic ligaments, which are more vulnerable during pregnancy due to pregnancy hormones, altered posture and weight gain.

It is crucial that you do not place too much strain on your back, pelvis or pelvic floor during pregnancy, therefore low impact activities, such as walking, swimming or aqua classes, low impact exercise sessions or pregnancy specific exercise sessions are recommended.

The recommended intensity of an exercise session will be different for each expectant mum as every pregnancy and every woman is different. However, I recommend the intensity of your exercise sessions during pregnancy should result in you feeling energised, strong and invigorated, and not exhausted or sore.

5. Preparing yourself for labour

Not only is it important to strengthen your body during pregnancy ready for “delivery day”, it is also important that you prepare your mind.

Every labour is different, and you never quite know how it will go. I mean, I’ve been through two deliveries with my munchkins, and they couldn’t have been more different. However, being prepared psychologically, as well as physically, will definitely help.

So, whether you’ve sailed through your 1st trimester without any adverse pregnancy symptoms, or you are just coming out of the haze after months of all day morning sickness, if you are ready to begin your exercise program, do so taking the above areas of focus into consideration, and ensure you listen to your body – if something doesn’t feel right, stop and seek advice.

If you are looking for exercise sessions that include all of the above components, contact MumaBubs today and enquire about MumaBumps sessions.

Our MumaBumps sessions return in 2018 at Carine Club Rooms,

Carine Open Space.

From Saturday January 13 @ 9am

From Wednesday 31 January @ 6.15pm

We’d love for you to join us!

Contact us today to find out more & register

 

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Jody is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist, with tertiary qualifications in exercise science and registered as a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia.
Jody is also a mum of two small children, and therefore understands the demands and challenges of being a mum.
Jody is passionate about educating, energising and empowering pregnant and post-natal women through the provision of safe but effective exercise programs and fitness sessions.
Contact me today to see how I can help you with your fitness and health!

 

Disclaimer: This article is advice only. All expectant mums should discuss the suitability of their exercise program with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist or midwife.
For further advice about your individual fitness needs, speak to a pre-natal exercise professional, midwife, doctor, obstetrician or women’s health physiotherapist.