hi, i'm thia
I'm a movement teacher on a mission to do my upmost to help both
prenatal & postnatal women
I offer support & guidance throughout pregnancy, early post birth & beyond,
through functional exercise & movement
Through movement you can effectively support your pregnant body as it changes,
minimise or avoid many of the common pregnancy symptoms
& prepare your body for labour & birth
You can stack the cards in your favour for a smoother labour, birth experience & early postnatal recovery after baby is born by preparing & optimising your body during pregnancy
I am extremely passionate about helping women feel their best throughout pregnancy as their body changes & postnatally as they reconnect & recover
I am dedicated to helping postnatal women who are already experiencing core or pelvic floor dysfunction to rehabilitate, alleviate symptoms & have a better quality of life
Speaking from my own difficult experience of pregnancy, birth & postnatal issues, & being privy to hundreds of other women's pregnancy, birth & postnatal stories,
I believe there is a significant lack of support, resources & available help out there for the women who need it
Many of the issues listed in the below section that women face post birth could be minimised with effective preparation,
& many of the issues women live with after having a baby (seeing them as the 'price of having a baby') can be reversed or minimised for a better quality of life
All of these can significantly affect a woman's quality of life, ability to enjoy life & live fully, but there is hope!
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I want to help prenatal women;
avoid common pregnancy issues, aches & pains
prepare the body in advance for the new ways in which it will move during motherhood
prepare the whole body for labour, birth & the early postnatal days
I want to help postnatal women;
recover, reconnect & rehabilitate their core & pelvic floor via a whole body approach regaining their strength & get back to the activities they love
Under the postnatal 'umbrella' lies something especially close to my heart,
helping women who are already suffering from core & pelvic floor dysfunction
& have their quality of life negatively impacted
Issues such as the ones listed below can have a devastating impact both mentally & physically & there are so many positive things we can do to improve symptoms & improve quality of life
leaking urine when running, jumping, working out, laughing, sneezing or coughing
constant back pain & low back pain
a weak core or a gap in the core wall (diastasis recti)
a bulging, heaviness or sensation in the pelvic floor
hip pain & discomfort
painful sexual intercourse
pelvic organ prolapse
Why do I have such a passion to help both pre & postnatal women?
It all stems from my own personal experience with pregnancy, birth & postnatally.
I had a complicated & difficult traumatic birth. I suffered birth injuries as a result & my postnatal experience has been the hardest thing I have ever faced.
My injuries were causing symptoms so severe that I didn't have the option to simply stay quiet & get on with things, I couldn't live my life the way things were, so I desperately searched for help anywhere I could get it.
There were very few avenues of help here in the UK, & extremely long wait times for very short appointments, so I took to the internet, researching & finding specialists abroad & online programs that could help me.
What I realised during this research is that women are not given enough information in pregnancy to help them prepare their bodies for labour & birth. They are not given information post birth to aid healing & are not taken seriously postnatally if they have birth injury, pelvic floor injury or dysfunction & core dysfunction.
I decided I needed to do something to help as many women as I could prepare for birth & I want to help those already living with life changing birth injuries like mine rehabilitate & improve their quality of life.
So I learned from, trained & certified with some of the best most wonderful women in the field, who are teaching using the most up to date research & techniques. I have spoken to & learnt from so many more along the way, to many to mention here!
I look forward to meeting you & helping you!
for those who are interested in my qualifications
I have had the pleasure of training under Lauren Ohayon, Louisa Thomas, Kim Vopni, Jade O'Boyle, Lindsey McCoy & am currently in training with & Munira Hudani.
I am L2 & L3 Pre & Postnatal Certified, I am Restore Your Core Certified ®, I am Core Confidence Certified,
I am Pre & Postnatal Specialist Certified, & most recently I am now a Certified Body Ready Method ™ Pro
I am training to be Diastasis Rectus Abdominus & The Post Partum Core Certififed
I am a CIMSPA registered practitioner & fully insured with BGI