Congratulations on becoming a mum! Well done; pregnancy really is quite a feat, as is the wonderful world of parenting. Now that you have had your baby, and even if you had your baby a while back, you may realise just what your body went through during your pregnancy. Loosening of ligaments, expanding tummy, morning … Continue reading How to Solve Your Postnatal Body Hang-ups
Christmas time, mistletoe and wine....or should that be, wine, wine and more wine (forget the mistletoe)? The festive time of year can be a stressful time for anyone, but as a new mum, it can place further demands on you. You are already trying to get the hang of breast feeding, changes in your body … Continue reading How to have a stress-free Christmas as a new mum
If you were recruiting someone for your company, who would you prefer; someone with children, or without? Or would you not mind? Instead, would you be focused on their skills and experience? Or maybe you'd be worrying that a parent would need more flexibility for the school-run. Or perhaps that a non-parent may turn up … Continue reading Parenthood and the Workplace
I sat in a room separate from my days-old daughter Mollie, my second child, not able to hold or feed her. I didn't know why I felt incapable of the things that were supposed to come naturally to a mother; I just knew that I couldn't look after her. I imagined running away to anywhere … Continue reading How you CAN get through Post-Natal Depression
Since becoming a mum..... I no longer wear makeup. I used to trowel it on, so I probably looked like a clown anyway. 2. My exercise of choice is no longer running or Barre, but is instead pelvic floor exercises and baby yoga (...yawn). 3. I get nervous when I have to run, sneeze or … Continue reading Since Becoming a Mum
After speaking to the Ealing Perinatal team who recommended I try mother and baby yoga. I had tried it once before with Alfie but had found it rather boring; the teacher demonstrated all the poses whilst I copied, and Alfie was left to his own devices, rolling around on the floor. I didn't particularly warm … Continue reading Yoga for Post-partum Depression
Depression seems to me to be such a taboo subject. I suffered from this (mostly without realising that I was ill) throughout my teens up until the present day. I remember trying to speak to my tutors at university about my unexplainable feelings of sadness, and then to a uni counsellor, both of whom told … Continue reading Coping with Postnatal Depression
Before I had lovely Alfie I was foot-loose and fancy free, able to practice yoga twice a day, attend classes and book onto workshops without a second thought. Life and yoga was so easy back then...... Fast forward a year and a bit and one yoga teaching qualification later (plus a baby Alfie!) … Continue reading Teaching yoga as a new mum-spoiler alert!
I'd meant to start documenting my experience with YMCA Fit's Yoga Teacher Training from Day One but this kind of went by the wayside with a bout of the Flu and an excitable nine-month old at home. I really cannot believe I have managed to come this far with a new baby, having started studying … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training-Nearly There!
Wow, it's HARD being a mum. I actually used to (inwardly) roll my eyes when I heard people at work go on about how little sleep they were getting, and how their baby was going this or doing that. I couldn't relate, so generally switched off. In fact, I found the subject boring. Now, … Continue reading I LOVE Child’s Pose