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So here we are, right at the very end of pregnancy. Today we are 40+2. The date we are given at the scan goes firmly in our minds as the date we will have a baby by and thats the one we work towards throughout all of pregnancy. Now I know that it is only...
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Entering into my 3rd trimester exactly a year from finding out I had suffered from a missed miscarriage, there are so many things I wish I could say to that girl. The girl who felt so utterly lost and sad, who wasn’t sure whether she would get her turn. This is my letter to her.
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Written by Sarah Reid, Bumps & Burpees Trainer and Mum of 1 I have to begin by saying I loved pretty much every second of pregnancy, including the way my body changed. It’s a shock at first but I constantly reminded myself that these changes were only temporary and they were necessary to create a...
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Coming to the end of the second trimester, all sorts of new aches and pains have crept their way into my life but I am generally loving being pregnancy so here I go through what has been going on in the last 8 weeks.
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Written by Candice Pearce, a Mum of 2 and Bumps & Burpees Trainer I’m a mum of two little monkeys and both came out of the sunroof! I’m not going to lie before having my first C-section I thought they were the easier birth option. Wow, was I wrong!!  My son, Ethan, was born four years ago...
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I always said I wasn’t going to compare myself to anyone else in pregnancy and just allow my body to do it’s thing. I mean it is hard enough to avoid at the best of times but in pregnancy it seems even more challenging. The main reason I think pregnant women compare themselves to others...
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Wow, I can’t believe I get to write a post this far into pregnancy. Reaching the milestones I always dreamed off makes me feel so incredibly lucky. I am 19.5 weeks pregnant as I write this and time has started to speed up a little over the last few weeks. The first trimester went at...
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Written by Funmi Olatoye, Personal Trainer at Bumps & Burpees, Founder of Strong For Everyday & Mum of one. When it comes to returning to exercise after you’ve had your baby, you might have lots of different thoughts: When can I start? What are the right exercises? I need to get back into my pre-baby...
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There comes a great responsibility when working with pre and post natal women, and it is up to us as trainers to ensure that we are doing everything we can to look after them in the best possible way.
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By Kelly Pace@totssquatscoffeepots IVF is something that affects people differently, some see it as a little piece of hope and therefore look at it very positively whereas it can often feel like the last chance and therefore quite daunting. IVF brings with it a roller coaster of emotions that can be a strain both physically...
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