Naomi’s birth story

AS a pre and post natal exercise specialist, NCT volunteer and mum of young children, I’m often surrounded by birth stories. Good, bad and ugly. I had polar opposite experiences with the births of my children, so before the memories fade, I thought the time was ripe to pen my…

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Is your baby positioned for an easy exit?

Optimal baby positioning. Doesn’t sound sexy does it? But when it comes to giving birth, the position your baby starts in can make the difference between a speedy 3 hour home birth or a C-section. LOA The optimum position for a baby before delivery is Left Occiput Anterior (LOA) which…

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Top 10 things you can do for an easier birth

WHEN new participants to my prenatal Pilates classes in Epping and online join me, it’s usually with one of the following in mind: They’ve had a difficult journey to pregnancy and want expert, trusted advice. They’ve got a specific back, joint, pelvis or pelvic floor issue that they want some…

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Back Pain and Pilates

CHRONIC back pain is one of the most common reasons people come to Pilates. From over use injuries, to car accidents, muscle imbalance or just poor posture, Pilates can really help to alleviate pain and manage the condition long term. But just why is Pilates good for back pain and…

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The Princess. The bump. Your body. How long does it really take to recover after pregnancy and birth?

Pregnancy, Pilates, Epping, Essex, post birth recovery,  Fit School, Karen Laing, Ante Natal, Princess Kate, Princess Meghan, Royal Baby, Post birth recovery ****NOTE: Please note this article was written following the birth of Prince George in 2013. Since then there have been two more royal, ‘William and Kate’ babies, Charlotte…

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Sit ups, the fastest way to a flat tummy after having a baby (I lied)

I’m starting with a little rant. Sit ups, crunches and ab curls, call them what you will, are possibly the worst exercise choice you could make after having a baby. Unfortunately, large organisations like Bounty are still recommending sit ups as a tried and tested way of getting a flat…

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Is your pelvic floor ready for high impact exercise?

So you’ve had the baby, the stitches have healed, you’ve done a few pelvic floor exercises and you’ve attempted ‘relations’ with daddy. All seems good so far … then one day you get onto a trampoline with your tot or perhaps even attempt jump jacks at the local circuit class…

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Pelvic floor: the key to great orgasms for life

Last Thursday, I stepped into my presenter boots and discussed the finer points of women’s health to a bright and attentive, female audience at Moody’s, London. Mid way through the presentation I realised I was actually discussing the female orgasm, with full Karen style hand actions, half way up 1…

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Breast feeding help: early days

If you’ve decided that you want to breast feed your baby but something goes wrong in the early days it can be really frustrating trying to get back on track. Sometimes you can’t get a latch and it doesn’t seem like baby is feeding well. I’m not a breast feeding…

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Ante Natal Pilates: What’s all the fuss about?

So you’re pregnant. Yay!  Congratulations. How are you feeling? Nauseous? Overwhelmed? Excited? Relieved? It’s a time of your life when there are so many expectations on you and of how it will feel to be pregnant but when it actually happens, and your body is invaded by a beautiful, yet…

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