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How to Prevent Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Getting off your feet and sinking into your comfy bed should be a welcome relief from the day, however, pregnancy leg cramps can stand between you and a peaceful nights sleep. These painful involuntary muscle contractions, that typically affect the calf, foot or both...

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8 Tips for an Easier Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not always a breeze, what with the many physiological and hormonal changes that can throw our lives out of gear, but with a few new habits, you can find ways to comfortably overcome some common pregnancy problems. I've also found some remedies for...

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Maternity Sportswear for Pilates or Yoga

Looking for maternity sportswear for your Prenatal Pilates class or just to wear to the gym? I've done some online window shopping for you to find flattering, comfortable and supportive maternity activewear. I've looked for items which can transition from month three...

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Freebies for Pregnant and New Mums in Ireland

In my Pregnancy Pilates class, we were discussing the freebies available for expecting mums. A few of the mothers to be signed up for the Lidl, Aldi and Supervalu gifts. So I thought I share those details below and have a look for any other offers out there. I hope...

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Ultimate List of Birth Affirmations

Being relaxed and feeling safe is important when labouring and birthing your baby. It increases the flow of oxytocin which helps improve uterine contractions and a surge when your baby is born helps you to bond with your baby. So why affirmations? Every thought you...

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How to Restore your Pelvic Floor

Perhaps until you have been pregnant, experienced incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse you had probably never given the condition of your Pelvic Floor Muscles a second thought. Having strong pelvic floor muscles gives you proper control over your bladder and bowels,...

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I Had the Baby, What Now? – Postpartum Advice for New Mothers

This post was inspired by one of my clients. We were chatting after class and she described how she felt she wasn’t given enough guidance for right after she had her baby for her own self-care. She had lots of information on pregnancy, birth and taking care of her baby. But none for her in her fourth trimester of pregnancy aka immediately after birth. So I’ve put together all of the postnatal advice I’ve read here in the hopes I can help someone.

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Urge Incontinence – Regain Control

There are four main types of incontinence: Urge incontinence due to an overactive bladder. Stress incontinence is defined as the loss of small amounts of urine associated with sneezing, laughing or exercising or other movements that increase intra-abdominal pressure...

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Walnut Crusted Chicken Piccata with Vine Tomatoes

This is such an easy and delicious meal to make. Tender chicken breast in a lemon sauce with roasted tomatoes. I think I threw this together in just twenty minutes. It is a fast, healthy dinner when you're short on time. Piccata is a method of preparing food. Meat is...

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Apple Rose Tart with Hazelnut Crust

We have an excess of apples that need to be used up so I decided to try my hand at this apple tart I had pinned for a while. If you are a Pinterest addict like me, you may have seen one of these elegant rose tarts already. The idea for an Apple Rose Tart originates...

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My Version of French Cassoulet

In an effort to have more resistant starch in my diet, I looked for bean recipes. Up comes French cassoulet, which also has stock in it's ingredient list. I'm trying to eat more of that too. Perfect! Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating in the French...

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Tasty Buckwheat Tabbouleh Salad

Last year I resolved to eat more protein from fish, quinoa and buckwheat. I managed plenty of fish but little quinoa and buckwheat.I really like buckwheat, but I only have one recipe that I regularly cook so far. While looking for some buckwheat recipes to try on...

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