Movement for Postnatal
The first year after birth is intense. Not only has your body changed, your entire life has changed too; all while having a new baby to care for. Your new body needs to be gently nurtured.
Discover how to fit in daily movement, whilst looking after your baby or
toddler and nourishing your body - let me show you how.
Frequently Asked Questions
Congratulations! There are some ways in which you can nurture and support your recovery in the early days after birth. Get in touch to see what is best for your birth recovery.
Although nothing is guaranteed because Every Body is different - taking a whole-body approach has helped many post-natal bodies either significantly reduce or relieve SPD altogether (sometimes years after giving birth). Please know it is never too late and there is always something that you can do.
Yes. Absolutely! Discovering how you are moving now (and why!) helps you to understand why you have Diastasis Recti. By learning how to align your body and breathe better your core will be able to function better.
If you suspect that you have a hernia, prolapse or that ‘something doesn’t feel right’ please see your Doctor first for a diagnosis. You may need to be referred to a Women’s Health Physio (WHP) first. If you have a diagnosis please book a free 20-minute call before booking to make sure it will be safe for you and working towards your recovery. Helen is very happy to work alongside your Doctor, WHP and other health professionals.
No! Pregnancy created a lot of extra demands on your body. Your new body needs to be nurtured. ‘Getting back your fitness’ is not just doing what you did pre-pregnancy. The post-natal period is the first year after having a baby. What you do or don’t do during this time affects you for life, it is the reason so many cultures worldwide have the 41day postnatal period which is honoured and respected. Post-Natal Depletion is real and it can still affect you years (sometimes over 10 years) after giving birth. Please take the time to recover, heal and strengthen – your body will thank you!
Yes! And if you need to bring an older sibling you can. The daytime class is suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. We understand that life sometimes needs the ability to juggle! We hope to make it a little easier and show how easy this movement journey can fit into your life.
No! Although I love slings, which can be an amazing lifesaver for many new mothers - I just don't believe your Postnatal body is ready for exercising with your baby in a sling. Pregnancy created a lot of extra demands on your body. Your body really does need to be nurtured. ‘Getting back your fitness’ is not just doing what you did pre-pregnancy with your baby in a sling. The postnatal period is the first year after having a baby (whether this is your first or 8th baby!) What you do or don’t do during this time affects you for life. It is the reason so many cultures worldwide have a 41-day postnatal period which is both honoured and respected. Postnatal Depletion is real and it could affect you for many years to come. Please take the time to recover, heal and strengthen – your body will thank you!
We understand! Look out for the Move Well Monthly class on a Friday evening, where you can join others in releasing the stresses of the week so you can start the weekend recharged and refreshed!
Fantastic, you will have received an email confirmation with the details you need.
Please make sure you complete the post-natal health questionnaire at least 48hours before your session to avoid it being rescheduled.
If you didn't receive your email confirmation please double check your email - it may have gone into your 'promotions' or 'junk' folder. The email pixies like to sometimes double-check you know someone before letting emails into your inbox!
If we are meeting in person - just bring yourself! Getting to class can often be the hardest thing! To make it easier the studio is fully kitted out with mats, bolsters, blocks and straps to ensure you can modify where you need to for a comfortable class.
If we are meeting online, you will need a space to move, a yoga mat if you have one, if not - don't worry. A half-dome, a couple of yoga blocks and a yoga strap would be helpful - if you don't have any of those a rolled-up towel, a couple of books and a scarf can be used instead.
The Postnatal Series is much more than just your class! You will be supported with both offline and online resources, but we understand life with a new baby can be unpredictable and we will do our best to work with you. If you need to stop classes altogether for medical reasons, get in touch and we will work something out together.