Extreme tiredness during pregnancy. Is it normal?

Why the extreme tiredness during pregnancy Karen? Is it normal? It’s one of the questions I get asked a lot in my prenatal Pilates classes in Epping and online. Tiredness during Pregnancy Pregnancy fatigue is tiredness to beat all tiredness. If you’re in it, you are possible dropping off round…

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Help! I’m getting pregnancy leg cramps. What can I do?

Why do I keep getting pregnancy leg cramps? Cramps Leg cramps. Hip cramps. Foot cramps. Toe cramps. Jiggly or restless legs. You name it. I’ve heard about it! “Karen, I’m getting really bad pregnancy leg cramps. Especially at night. What can I do about it?” The short answer is: Stretch…

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5 things you need to know about your Prenatal Pilates teacher

Pregnancy Pilates, Prenatal Pilates, Antenatal, Epping, Essex When you choose a prenatal Pilates teacher there are three really important things to consider. 1. Do you like them! 2. Will there be other expectant mums like you attending. If it’s an in person class, is this in your local area? 3.…

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5 questions to ask your Pregnancy Pilates Instructor before booking

Pregnancy Pilates Instructor

Pregnancy Pilates, Prenatal, Antenatal, Epping, Essex What makes a great Pregnancy Pilates Instructor you can trust with your pregnancy journey? Whether it’s Pilates, yoga, fitness classes or personal training a pregnancy specific class isn’t just about modifying moves to fit you in, it’s about creating a programme of exercise that…

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5 ways to help pelvic pain during pregnancy

Lots of my pregnancy Pilates participants in Epping find me because they’re struggling with some sort of pelvic pain during pregnancy. It’s really common and there’s so much you can do to help with it (although there’s also an element of ‘luck of the draw’).   I’ve helped lots of…

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7 exercise swaps for new mums

Post Natal Pilates, Epping, 7 exercise swaps for new mums 7 exercise swaps for new mums We understand the need to get back to exercise after you’ve had a baby, especially if you are used to being fit and have felt a bit constrained by pregnancy or have put on…

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Your beginner guide to hypno-birthing

Many of my ante natal Pilates participants in Epping ask me about hypno-birthing. What exactly is it? Does it work? Is it for me? What if I’m having a planned C-section or I end up with an emergency intervention? How do you find the right person or course? Is it worth…

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Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist

Pilates, Epping, Pregnancy, Ante Natal women’s health physiotherapist Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist. From pelvic pain during pregnancy, to urinary incontinence we often refer our Pilates participants and private clients to see a women’s health physiotherapist (WHP). Unfortunately, women’s healthy…

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Pilates Foundations

Pilates Foundations is a new course designed for those new to Pilates, returning after injury or illness or pregnancy. The classes follow a similar programme to the Monday Pilates classes and you can still expect to progress, learn and move your body – this class focuses more on technique and adaptations…

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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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