“Baby On Board” was developed through my own personal struggles with wanting to start a family with my husband. It just wasn’t happening for us. So, being an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Preventive Medicine Specialist, I decided to undertake some extensive evidence-based research in the ways that health and fitness could help.
This was the beginning of the pre-conception program of “Baby On Board”.
As it was, we had to seek medical help and eventually IVF, where we were extremely lucky to then receive a positive test – excitement plus!!
I then had to establish which exercises and foods were safe or unsafe during pregnancy. Being a former professional athlete, I was already fairly fit and healthy. However, questions arose:
- Could I continue to train and eat in the same way?
- What exercises could I do?
- What exercises should I avoid?
- What foods did I need to stay away from?
So began the next part of the “Baby On Board” program of Pregnancy.
We welcomed our beautiful little girl into the world and boy, did my body feel different! My body had just been through so much in the past year with growing and delivering a new life, in where major changes had occurred.
I had already researched what type of exercise could be done in postpartum, and it was now time to put them into place. This was where the “Baby On Board” postpartum started.
I was back to my pre-baby weight after just 3 weeks! However, I credit much of this to what I did both before and during my pregnancy, as I had only gained 8kg. I also allowed my body to heal, and gradually started with an exercise program.
We must remember that every woman and their circumstances are different – some things work for some Mothers, but not for others.
That is why “Baby On Board” is such a great program as it is designed for YOU and YOUR circumstances! Every part; whether it be pre-conception, pregnancy or postpartum; is individualised, so that a generic fitness or pregnancy program will ever be given out. Generic programs can be dangerous in such a specialised and specific area, especially where pregnancy and postpartum are concerned.
Always ensure that you seek professional advice from University qualified personnel, not just a personal trainer (please see our blog coming soon for the differences).
We look forward to looking after and helping you!