Pelvic Floor & Core Health during pregnancy & postpartum

 

Pelvic floor & core health is a topic many mamas only hear about only when issues start cropping up!

Pregnancy and birth (both vaginal and caesarean) can put stress on and damage the pelvic floor and our core muscles. So, if you are planning to have a baby, you’re pregnant or you’ve had a baby (or a few), now is an especially important time to pay attention to those muscles down south!

On the 30th July 2021 we joined forces with Belly Bandit at My Favourite Things, to organise a live webinar led by leading women's health physiotherapist Carolyn Sultana. We LOVED Carolyn's insights and enjoyed each minute of...

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Pro-tip Series: Why do I need Folic Acid in Pregnancy?

Research extensively shows that couples preparing to conceive, most notably women, are eager to make lifestyle changes in order to be in optimal health before planning for a baby. While some start exercising, others switch to a more healthy and well-balanced diet. In this blog post, MyMama midwife Ms Annabelle Mamo talks about the importance of folic acid in pregnancy.

 

Ms Annabelle Mamo - Why do I need Folic Acid in Pregnancy?

 

Whilst there are many things couples need to take into consideration before planning to conceive, folic acid supplementation should be given prime importance as it is pivotal in ensuring a healthy baby....

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Pro-tip Series: Exercising during Pregnancy

Baby let's move! Or shall we? It is natural for women to question the safety of exercise during pregnancy. In this post from our Pro-tip Series, MyMama midwife Ms Catriona Grech discusses the ins and outs of staying active while growing a baby.

 

Ms Catriona Grech - Exercising during Pregnancy

 

For a long time, pregnant women have been considered too delicate for even the mildest of strenuous efforts. They have been excluded not only from contact sports, but even from many party activities - including dancing or blowing balloons! Luckily, the idea of pregnancy being considered as a weakness is finally being...

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Pro-tip Series: Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy

For our first post from our Pro-tip Series, MyMama has met (virtually, of course!) with resident Gynaecologist & Obstetrician Ms Christine Zammit Zerafa MD, MRCOG, EFOG-EBCOG, MSc Radiography (Ultrasound) to talk about a condition that pregnant women should be aware of.

 

Ms Christine Zammit Zerafa - Gestational diabetes and pregnancy

 

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes (or its scientific term, gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM) may be defined as a disorder in the metabolism of carbohydrates, which develops for the first time during pregnancy.

2-5% of pregnancies are complicated by diabetes, mostly due...

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