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Postpartum Back Pain – Prevention is Better Than Cure!

Pregnant Lady on Pilates Ball for Postpartum Back Pain
Author: Katherine, fellow Mum and Founder of Future Physiotherapy. *Modern Mumology and Future Physiotherapy have a business partnership*

Hi ladies, today I want to talk about back pain. It’s an unfortunate statistic that the majority of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. As a woman, it’s more likely than not, you will experience it while you are pregnant or at some stage during the post-natal period. When you think about it, it’s not all that surprising! Our ligaments are stretched to the point where they can no longer help to support us. We are carrying extra weight, especially around our middle, and we are putting the baby first. This makes us less likely to remember to look after ourselves!

Once the injury occurs, it’s even more difficult to look after both yourself and your baby. So, todays blog is talking about how prevention is the best treatment when it comes to back pain. All you need to do is implement a few small habits into your daily routine. Decrease the load on your back, and you will significantly decrease your risk of developing back pain.Continue Reading →

Work After Maternity Leave : Common Fears as You Plan Your Return

Work After Maternity Leave - iPad with Herbal Tea

This post is sponsored by Power of the Parent , written by their inspiring Founder and Coach Charlotte (who also happens to be a fellow busy Mama too!) Read her top tips on how to tackle your fears head on and feel more confident as you return to work after maternity leave.

Common fears for returning parents…

You’ve just had a significant* (insert your own number here) amount of time away from your usual place of work. Deadlines driven by project plans, company politics and predominantly adult interaction, have been swapped for routines driven by a tiny human. All whilst keeping one eye constantly on the nappy supply, and figuring out which baby groups are going to be the most welcoming. One thing is consistent when it comes to maternity, adoption or shared parental leave (SPL). Everybody has a different experience, and that return to work is met with a heap of varied emotions.Continue Reading →

Sleep Advice: Toddler Night Wakings

Toddler Night Wakings Glitter Dreams

Welcome to our Sleep Advice Column, in Partnership with Little Sleep Stars. Here, Lauren, Founder of Little Sleep Stars, helps our tired Mamas who have reached out for advice on the challenges that night time brings. If you, or someone else that you know, is struggling to get their little ones to sleep. Please drop us a message, or leave your question in the comments below. Sleep deprivation is real, it impacts on both our mental and physical wellbeing. We are here to help get you back on the right track and on your way to a good nights sleep! This time round we tackle toddler night wakings…Continue Reading →

If I Knew Then What I Know Now-Would I Change Things? A Personal Story

Would I Change Things? Little Girl Kissing Her Mummy
Author: Laura, CEO of Laurabfitnesscoach, shares her own personal story of how she dealt with the adversity life threw at her and her relationship, turning things around to create a life on her terms, whilst helping others  *Modern Mumology and Laura B Fitness Coach have a business partnership*

Something I often ask myself is would I change things if I could?

If I had known back then how life was going to turn out. The ups and downs, the tears, the loneliness, the life changing decisions we would have to make. Would I have done things differently? Would I change things and not go on that second date?Continue Reading →

Preparing Young Children For When The Clocks Change

Preparing Young Children For When The Clocks Change Clock on Blush and Mint Background

Welcome to our Sleep Advice Column, in Partnership with Little Sleep Stars. Here, Lauren, Founder of Little Sleep Stars, helps our tired Mamas who have reached out for advice on the challenges that night time brings. If you, or someone else that you know, is struggling to get their little ones to sleep, please drop us a message, or leave your question in the comments below. Sleep deprivation is real, it impacts on both our mental and physical wellbeing. We are here to help get you back on the right track and on your way to a good nights sleep! Todays focus is a little different  with top tips geared around preparing young children for when the clocks change!

Falling Back Without a Bump

How to help your little one sail through the Autumn clock-change

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The Risk of Burnout – A Personal Story

The Risk of Burnout Woman in Despair
Author: Maxine, a beautiful Mama, shares her own personal encounter with the burnout she faced as a Mum-In-Business, and the lessons she learnt along the way.

It can happen to us all, sneaking up when we least expect it…

The risk of burnout is real. I am sharing my story in the hope that it will help even just one person to recognise it for what it is. To call it out, and to get the help they need to get back on track.Continue Reading →

Sleep Advice: How Can I Stop Co-Sleeping?

How Can I Stop Co-Sleeping Parents and Baby Feet
Welcome to our Sleep Advice Column, in Partnership with Little Sleep Stars. Here, Lauren, Founder of Little Sleep Stars, helps our tired Mamas who have reached out for advice on the challenges that night time brings. If you, or someone else that you know, is struggling to get their little ones to sleep, please drop us a message, or leave your question in the comments below. Sleep deprivation is real, it impacts on both our mental and physical wellbeing. We are here to help get you back on the right track and on your way to a good nights sleep!

Question:

I have tried everything to get my 3 year old to sleep in his own bed. He always cries and shouts to come in with me. Sleep is rare now and I’m exhausted. How can I stop co-sleeping? Where do I start?

 The first question I always ask a parent is, if their little one would sleep happily all night in their own bed, would the parent(s) still want to bed-share?

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Sleep Advice: Multiple Night Wakings

Multiple Night Wakings Baby Lying on Tummy
Welcome to our Sleep Advice Column, in Partnership with Little Sleep Stars. Here, Lauren, Founder of Little Sleep Stars, helps our tired Mamas who have reached out for advice on the challenges that night time brings. If you, or someone else that you know, is struggling to get their little ones to sleep, please drop us a message, or leave your question in the comments below. Sleep deprivation is real, it impacts on both our mental and physical wellbeing. We are here to help get you back on the right track and on your way to a good nights sleep!

Question:

My little girl is now 17 months and we still have multiple night wakings. She was breastfed until 12 months then went straight to cows milk. She wakes at night for a cuddle…..this can be a minimum of 2 to 5 times a night! Needless to say I’m shattered! It doesn’t matter who puts her to bed, daddy or mummy she’ll still wake. Yes, we cuddle her to sleep, she won’t settle otherwise. My son was different and luckily started sleeping well by 1. I have been advised to do sleep training/controlled crying but I know that she will not settle. If she’s left too long she gets really worked up and I’m not happy to try this.

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Top Tips to Prevent Neck Pain Whilst Feeding Your Baby

Prevent Neck Pain Whilst Feeding Your Baby Woman Feeding Baby Under Tree
Author: Katherine, fellow Mum and Founder of Future Physiotherapy. *Modern Mumology and Future Physiotherapy have a business partnership*

Hi ladies, today I want to talk about how to prevent neck pain whilst feeding your baby. It is one of the most common postpartum complaints because mothers spend so much time seated, leaning forwards, and gazing down at their baby during feeding sessions. Understandably we, as new mothers, are so focused on our baby being comfortable and feeding effectively, that we are willing to put up with some discomfort ourselves, but then it slowly gets worse and worse until the pain becomes too much to bear.  Unsuitable feeding positions, sustained over a prolonged period of time, place strain on the neck – leading to pain, nerve pressure and muscle strains, something we ultimately want to avoid.Continue Reading →

Child Sleep Consultant V Common Sleep Myths

Child Sleep Consultant NewBorn Yawning
Author: Lauren, Proud Mum and Founder of Little Sleep Stars. *Modern Mumology and Little Sleep Stars have a business partnership-stay tuned for more help and guidance helping Mamas get the extra zzz’s they so desperately need (and deserve!)

The Myths Surrounding Child Sleep

Child sleep is one of those subjects on which everyone has an opinion. Even non-parents are quick to tell you what you “should” be doing or why your child’s nocturnal habits are actually all your own fault. Some theories have been so-often repeated that they are now presented as fact, despite being founded on zero evidence. As a child sleep consultant, I’ve heard them all! Here are the most pervasive myths I hear – and their truthful responses.Continue Reading →