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So you’ve done the hard bit, you’ve grown a little person for 9 months but now more than ever, you need to make sure you are fuelling yourself – long nights and tiring days may lie ahead. But you can definitely treat yourself too, please don’t get too bogged down with trying to lose baby...
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Nutrition and fitness go hand in hand when thinking about a healthy, happy pregnancy. Whilst everyone’s experience of pregnancy is different, there are key elements of nutrition that are worth knowing and important to consider as you feed not only yourself but your growing baby inside. We are very lucky to have Amy Powederham as...
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We all know how important it is to stay active throughout our pregnancy, but what happens when our bodies change and our bumps grow, what do we wear? I think this is one of the most commonly asked questions I get asked and now I have been through it twice I feel I can make...
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Pilates is well known for being an excellent form of exercise when pregnant and for post-birth. If you haven’t given it a go before, you may have a few questions and want to know a little more about it. The fundamentals of Pilates – breathing, alignment, mobility, total body conditioning and low impact exercise –...
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Yoga is one of the first forms of exercise that most women feel comfortable beginning again post-birth. With hormones chasing around your body and perhaps more than a little sleeplessness and anxiety thrown in, the opportunity to breathe, move intuitively and mobilise your body can feel amazing. However, here at Bumps & Burpees we want...
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At Bumps and Burpees, we like to provide our mums-to-be with a well-rounded fitness programme. Suitable for all stages of pregnancy, we have classes to suit your mood and energy level. One of our most popular is of course YOGA. We are so lucky to have a couple of expert pre and post natal yoga...
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So you’ve just found out you’re pregnant … now what?  Do I have to alter my workouts immediately? Should I sign up for pregnancy yoga straight away? Is that the end of running? Is it safe to lift weights? Here are 5 things you should know about exercising during pregnancy. 1. Exercising during pregnancy is...
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For those of you that consider exercise to be a major part of your life pre-pregnancy, you are likely to be straight into researching what you can and can’t do during pregnancy once you get that positive test. But it may be that you weren’t huge into exercising before, so perhaps you are unsure why...
11Going out and about wiht a newborn baby - top tips and essentials
I did it! I made it out of the house with both children this week. My goodness it took a lot of planning, and of course there’s anxiety about it going wrong. But it is always less stressful than you make it out to be in your head and we did it! In fact, we...
11The birth story of Barney
Having gone a week past my due date with my first son I was gearing myself up for another frustrating wait after the 40 week mark. I was pleasantly surprised when my waters broke at 5.30am, 3 days before I was due.  Well, I wasn’t sure if it was my waters as it wasn’t a...
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