Post Pregnancy – The Fourth Trimester

Having a newborn is a major change to the life of new parents and for the baby after they have spent 9 months snug in mum’s tummy.  Post Pregnancy – The Fourth Trimester is a way of explaining the transition for baby into the world outside their mum’s stomach and how their needs are an extension of their needs in utero.

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Damage from childbirth

Post Partum Exercise

C-section recovery


Post partum hair loss

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Post Natal Exercise Expert’s Tips on Safe return to Post Pregnancy Exercise

If you want your abdominal muscles to recover from a pregnancy and get a flat tummy within 6 months of having your baby you must not do.

Hair loss after birth

Hair Loss after Birth: Is it Normal?

Worried about hair loss after birth? You’re not alone. Firstly, yes it is normal. And secondly, here’s why and what you can do. Why do we experience hair loss after …

overdoing it after c section

Overdoing it after a C-section

Q&A: I know everyone heals differently but just curious as to how much/little activity/chores mums did after a c section?

becoming a mother

Becoming a Mother

Before children, we feel like we have the world at our feet, hopes and dreams, interests and goals, our own identities. We have a fantasy in mind about becoming a …

Relationship problems after having baby, newborn baby stress

Relationship Problems After Having A Baby – Expert Advice

A newborn baby may do nothing but eat, sleep and poop all day but, the undivided attention and care they need can certainly put a relationship to the test, causing …

postnatal depression v baby blues

Is it baby blues or postnatal depression? Signs you should seek help.

Welcoming a new child into your life is a wonderful experience but it can also be incredibly stressful. Your entire world is completely different and suddenly there is a new …

bleeding stop after birth

When did you stop bleeding after birth?

Q&A: When did you stop bleeding after birth?

Third degree perineal tear

Q&A: I am really in need of some ladies positive stories about how they healed and recovered after 3rd degree perineum tears?

Experiences with Recovery shorts

Q&A: Just wanted to ask other mum’s if they have tried recovery shorts after having baby and if they think they help?

When did your period return after completely stopping breastfeeding

Q&A: For those of you who didn’t get your period back until you completely stopped breastfeeding, how long after you stopped did your period return?

Experiences with abdominal separation

Q&A: Wondering if anyone has had any experience with abdominal separation? I gave birth 9 weeks ago and wanted to know how long it took for them to go back together?

Post Pregnancy Belly Bands

Q&A: I was wanting information on belly bands/shapers to help hey stomach muscles etc back into shape after giving birth. Wondering what brands other people used, how they work, pros and cons, how much they cost, and if they worked well for you.

Post-Partum Hair Loss

Im 4 months post baby and my hair is falling out in chunks! I know that while pregnant you don’t shed thats the reason for the loss, but is there …

Weightloss after pregnancy

Weight loss after pregnancy tips

Q&A: What have people done to successfully lose their baby weight?

Advice for Cesarean Section Recovery

Q&A: My friend has just gone through a 23 hour labour resulting in an emergency Cesarean. Her n bub are fine. I’ve never had a c-section so I don’t know what advice to give her about healing and in general getting back to normal everyday life, can anyone give me some advice to give her?

fourth trimester

Your baby in the fourth trimester

The 4th Trimester is the name given to the first three months of a new baby’s life. It refers to the idea that in many ways a newborn human baby is not ready for the world. Thinking of a new baby still as a foetus and treating them as such, has it’s benefits.

Why Good Posture is important Pre and Post Pregnancy

Lorraine from Pregnancy Exercise explains how to assess your posture and what poor posture can indicate, especially after pregnancy.

diastasis recti exercises

Diastasis recti exercises (what you need to know before falling pregnant again)

Are you planning to have another baby this year? Have you got your Pre Pregnancy shape back from your last pregnancy? If you still have your post baby tummy then your stomach muscles may have not healed from your previous pregnancy. This means you could possibly have a diastasis. And you need to act now.

Good Posture during Feeding Baby

Lorraine from PregnancyExercise gives us some pointers on preventing the dreaded neck and back pain when feeding our bubs.

Post Birth Recovery: Tips and Advice

Lorraine from Pregnancyexercise.co.nz provides a day-by-day explanation of how to give your body the best start to recovering and getting back to ‘normal’ after giving birth.

Postpartum Doulas – What do they do?

Have you ever heard of a postpartum Doula? Samantha Birch explains exactly what they do and how they could benefit you.

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Post Pregnancy Exercise: R.E.S.T.

The key to post pregnancy exercise is REST: Relax, Exercise, Sleep, Time for Mum.