Don’t Banish the Trampoline! – Part Two

By LISA GIMENEZ-CODD Female Health & Exercise Coach Pilates & Lower Back Exercise Specialist Mummy to 2 young boys! Part Two (click here to read Part One) This article focuses on ways to regain – or improve – your pelvic floor strength after giving birth. Things like sexual intercourse can seem a scary prospect after you’ve given…

Don’t Banish the Trampoline! – Part One

By LISA GIMENEZ-CODD Female Health & Exercise Coach Pilates & Lower Back Exercise Specialist Mummy to 2 young boys! We recently moved house and many people thought it odd that the only item we needed to measure up for, to make sure there was room. It was the trampoline. It is a fairly large trampoline…

Pregnancy and The JPillow

Let me begin by sharing an anecdote with you: I was at the airport last month, jetlagged, minding my own business, and walking around like I always do: with my carry-on packpack and my JPillow hanging on it on the outside. While waiting to go through security, the girls behind me in line were having a riot –…

The Benefits of Pilates in Pregnancy

By LISA GIMENEZ-CODD Female Health & Exercise Coach Pilates & Lower Back Exercise Specialist Mummy to 2 young boys! Some people have funny ideas of what Pilates actually is and may envisage hippy toting, sandal-wearing, tree huggers laying in various positions doing breathing exercises. Breathing is one of the key original principles of Pilates but…

Exercise in Pregnancy: A Must Read!

By Jessie Mundell Fitness & Nutrition Coach Pre and Post-Natal Exercise Specialist Introduction Exercise in pregnancy offers incredible health benefits, just as it does for those who are not pregnant. The effects of exercising in pregnancy may be even more pronounced, as the body is going through so many adaptations that having the support of movement…

Pregnancy Q & A with a Dietitian

By Nichola Whitehead BSc (hons), PG Dip, MSc, RD Specialist Dietitian & Blogger Hi! My name is Nic and I’m a UK Registered Dietitian and Blogger. Part of my role involves working with ladies who are pregnant and Anna thought it would be useful if I made a note of the most commonly asked questions, along…

Protein Powder… in Pregnancy?

By Anna Sward Founder of Protein Pow Let’s talk about protein powders in pregnancy: should you consider them? And if so, what should you look for, and what should you avoid? That’s the topic of this, the first article on babypow.com! There is a lot of things one should consider when trying to decide whether to include a protein powder in…