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There’s never been any doubt that postnatal exercises form an essential part of the transition into healthy motherhood. Not only do they help to restore physical health, but they also help to relieve stress, improve sleep and prevent postnatal depression.

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In recent years, little has changed in the way that postnatal exercises are taught and promoted - except, that is, for the current focus on virtual consultations and online classes. Yet, promoting exercise to aid mental and physical wellbeing post-delivery remains as important as ever. There’s never been any doubt that postnatal exercises form an essential part of the transition into healthy motherhood. Not only do they help to restore physical health, but they also help to relieve stress, improve sleep and prevent postnatal depression.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Bina Baniya
15 Mar 2021
Informative!
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Lorraine Hince
03 Mar 2021
Concise article on the benefits of post birth exercise
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Jessie Olorenshaw
12 May 2022
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Good little article
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Linda Rayner
23 Mar 2021
Very interesting learning feint lots of reasons & evidence to support early excercises
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Janice Roughley
25 Feb 2021
The resource was comprehensive and factual. Easy to read and understand.
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Evelyn Mapossa
26 Apr 2021
Good article
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Ester Sousa
04 Mar 2021
Great information and good refresher on postnatal exercise
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Narelle Winzar
02 Apr 2021
Interesting
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Tima Solotwa
11 Mar 2021
Essential education in bridging the gap between birth & the postpartum.
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Helen PARK
01 Apr 2021
Good presentation about assisting new mothers to improve their personal fitness and their emotional wellbeing.
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