What is postpartum bodywork and why we need it back.

What is postpartum bodywork and why we need it back.

All around the world there are (or used to be) traditional practices to help a new mother’s body heal after birth. Regardless of the continent, these traditions usually include some massage and wrapping rituals, as well as binding the belly and pelvis, and keeping the...
How to normalise rest and support after birth

How to normalise rest and support after birth

One of the reasons I wrote my book, Why postnatal recovery matters, is because I got fed up of witnessing new mothers struggle and blame themselves for it. As a society we are blind to the needs of new mothers. When they struggle to adapt and adjust to the intense...
A guide to postpartum recovery during lockdown

A guide to postpartum recovery during lockdown

Updated January 2021 (originally published in March 2020) The lockdown inspired me to write a mini emergency postnatal recovery plan, as for the foreseeing future, most new families in the UK (and in many other places in the world) are likely to be at home alone with...