Episode 4. Safe return to exercise for new Mum's with Body beyond Baby's Jen Dugard.

safe return to exercise for new mums with Jen Dugard

I’d like to introduce Jen Dugard.  Jen is on a mission to redefine how Mum’s are educated and cared for after entering motherhood.

Her award winning business Body Beyond Baby ‘Group Exercise with childcare’ was founded in 2008 and looked after 1000’s of Mum’s. The recent sale of the group training aspect of this business has seen the evolution of the Body Beyond Baby brand as ‘the go-to place online for Mum’s to find quality and trusted mum-focused fitness services in Australia and New Zealand”

She authored the book “How to Love your Body as much as your Baby” in 2013 and in 2016 created the Safe Return to Exercise accreditation for Fitness Professionals, which I have done and would highly recommend for anyone who works in the fitness industry with women,  which has now been delivered across Australia, New Zealand and in Taiwan. 

In the interview we cover:

  • What do Mum’s need to know about returning to exercise after having a baby

  • When is it ok for new Mum’s to return to exercise?

  • What are the main postnatal issues (contraindications) women come across

  • Can you tell us a bit more about pelvic floor weakness and what we should do about it?

  • Why do we get abdominal separation and what should we do about it?

  • What are the most important types of exercises pregnant and postnatal Mum’s need to do?   

  • Is there any exercise pregnant or postnatal Mum’s should avoid?

  • What kind of team of people would you recommend to support new Mum’s and why are they important?

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