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Postnatal fitness

By Laura Tilson BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO
Registered and Paediatric Osteopath at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

I have never felt as weak and physically vulnerable as I did after having my baby 5 months ago. It was immediately obvious the minute I tried to stand up after the labour and it was something I feel I was totally unprepared for. It is only in hindsight that I can see how frightened I might have been had I had a minute to think about myself and my body – rather than my baby and where his next feed was coming from. I couldn't sit up or turn in bed without using my arms, I waddled rather than walked for at least a week. My first few trips to the supermarket were a push. My back ached over the site of my epidural. I was shocked at how my muscles, despite exercising throughout my pregnancy, had weakened.

I know from my osteopathy training that during pregnancy ligaments stretch, muscles atrophy, fat is deposited and breasts grow. I also know that the occasional afternoon nap …

OM Magazine: The Fourth Trimester

Yoga Mama features in the September 2014 edition of the OM Yoga and Lifestyle magazine. Cherie Lathey's article, titled "The Fourth Trimester", looks at the importance and benefits of postnatal yoga.

The magazine is available to buy at newsagents. Cost £3.95.

Course timetable: January 2014

Below you will find the Yoga Mama class timetable. This schedule comes into effect the week starting Monday 6th January 2014. Courses last 8 weeks unless otherwise stated.

Day       CourseTimeTeacher     DurationMonday   Prenatal yoga and birth preparation    
(third trimester)
13th Jan - 3rd Feb10 - 11am         Diane4 weeksMondayMat Pilates7 - 8pmLaurent8 weeksTuesdayBaby first aid
28th January10am - 1pmTBAOne classTuesdayBaby massage
7th - 21st January11am - 12pmHajni3 weeksTuesdayAntenatal classes6:30 - 9pmAllison7 weeksWednesday  Tai Chi9:30 - 10:30am    Enid8 weeksWednesday    Postnatal Pilates12 - 1pmKatie8 weeksWednesdayPrenatal yoga7 - 8pmDianeOngoingFridayAshtanga yoga (led)9:30 - 10:30amCherie8 weeksSaturdayPrenatal yoga10 - 11amAndiOngoingSaturdayPostnatal Pilates11:15am - 12:15pm    Andi8 weeks

As course duration has increased from 6 to 8 weeks, there are some modifications to prices as well. Below is a revised list of prices.

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