We are learning more about immunity each day, and it's important to remember that newborns can be vulnerable as their immune system isn't as strong. They do, however, have some protection, thanks to the special shared immunity from their mums that is passed on during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Read More
Sore nipples are very common for breastfeeding women, particularly in the early stages with your newborn bub. Soothe and ease discomfort with the following simple tips for sore nipples.
Diastasis recti is the partial or complete separation of the rectus abdominis, or “six-pack” muscles, which meet at the midline of your stomach. Here is everything you need to know about this common condition. Read More
The first poo after childbirth is no joke. I went to the toilet to make sure my uterus was still in place and felt my way up to some new members of my anus. Little pea like structures, very bloody tender ‘WTF!’. Yep. Haemorrhoids. They weren’t part of my birth plan were they? Ah childbirth. Full of surprises that’s for sure. Read More
Cold showers definitely get the heart racing! There are many reasons why you might be curious about cold showers and the physiological benefits for recovery, stress, mood, sleep and even weight loss. Read More
No matter how you look at it, getting injured sucks. You were at the top of your game: and now forced to break from your training, your life, your established routine and the sports activities you love. And it’s more than the physical injury you have to recover from, you now have to build yourself and your confidence back to where they were. Read More
Experts recommend women maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, not gaining too much or too little depending on her pre-pregnant weight. But growing a baby takes energy. You may find that you’re not only more fatigued but also extra hungry! Read More
You put your kid’s health as priority number one. You do everything you can and everything else you can think of. Although you think you might have everything covered, from getting in their vitamins to drilling it in their heads to wash their hands before eating, your child’s gut health might not be in the running for top priority in your daily routine. Read More
Have you got any good exercises for (insert some sports injury here)? It’s probably the number one question I’ve been asked as a sports physio. My answer is always the same; I have plenty of exercises that I can give you – whether they’re good or bad is up to you. Read More
New mamas and mamas-to-be, this video by Caia practitioner Brittany Darling is a must-watch!
Brittany gives some great advice on nutrition for supporting your breastmilk supply. You will also learn which foods and supplements can assist in your recovery from both vaginal and caesarean births.
Lactation and sleep consultant Rachel Ford answers your breastfeeding and sleep questions. Rachel is a Child and Family Health Nurse, Lactation Consultant and Sleep and Settling Consultant. She helps parents with sleep and settling, breastfeeding support and parenting advice Read More
Incidental exercise is activity you do every day without even thinking about it. Running up the stairs, playing football with your kids, washing the car – all these tasks get your blood pumping and contribute to your overall fitness. Read More