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It’s been hard to think about writing for The Pregnancy Centre, with all of the tragedy and devastation across Australia. The relevance of ‘new’ podcasts, while important and appreciated, seemingly settles into somewhat less importance when observing, watching and reading of the news, while safely sitting in Western Australia. It ‘kind of’ seems appropriate that one of our new podcasts is "About Motherhood Guilt” and while about exercising, there has been a guilt or an immobilization to go about posting and uploading, whilst so much smoke and fire inhabits the eastern states of Australia.

I am grateful though, very grateful, to Personal Trainer Theresa Prior, for making the time to talk towards the end of last year, about motherhood guilt, which has now just been uploaded. I thank Theresa for her patience, and for her insights into this area that so many mums face ongoingly in exercising, and likely other aspects of their life.

Another podcast done last year was with a new Personal Trainer, Mags O’Leary, who shared her personal journey about going back to running postnatally after her 6 week check to play Gaelic football, and how this impacted her body. She then went on to become a personal trainer when looking for solutions for her own pelvic health and now has started working specifically with women at Bella Femme Fitness Studio’s in Gisborne.

Thank you sincerely both Theresa and Mags for your time and input into the Running to the Core podcast. Links to both of these are below.

Creator of The Pregnancy Centre and the Running to the Core Podcast

Physiotherapist Peel Maternity and Family Practice, Mandurah W.A.

Pelvic Floor First Ambassador

Course Creator - 100 Steps to Plank, Antenatal Core Training, Third Trimester Training, Early Postnatal Programming and Advance Postnatal Core Programming and Return to Running Courses
  - Australian Fitness Network



Post Pregnancy

About Motherhood Guild and Exercise with Therese Prior

Theresa shares aspects of her personal story in changing professions from being a teacher to becoming a PT and some insights she gained through her own postnatal return to fitness. Pearls of wisdom for mums struggling to find time for themselves for fitness include making small changes and making them slowly, and looking after the body that you have, and no matter where you are at you can start from there.

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Post Pregnancy

Postnatal Journey with Mags O'Leary

Mags O’Leary became a Personal Trainer to help her own postnatal recovery, looking for the skills to modify her training to protect her pelvic floor. Mags talks about how her body was affected by the birth of her son, and some of the unexpected complications that came following an “easy” pregnancy. After her 6 week check she started running again, only to find that she experienced leakage and then further issues arising resulting in sling surgery before her son was even 12 months old.

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