Why is my body not bouncing back?

A blog post originally developed for The Nourish App Pregnancy affects the physical appearance of our postnatal bodies in many different ways including stretch marks, abdominal muscle separation and pregnancy weight gain. While the changes are all a normal part of growing a baby, they can leave you feeling like your body is no longer your own. There is also the added pressure of feeling like you should ‘bounce back’ as quickly as celebrities on social media or, closer to home

How to eat well in the fourth trimester

There are many factors influencing how you feel and function during the fourth trimester or the postnatal phase. A healthy diet is just one piece of the jigsaw puzzle but eating well has many benefits. It supports your recovery, helps your immune system to work effectively, supports your overall mood and wellbeing and, if you choose to breastfeed, supports milk production (1). This post provides an overview of dietary considerations and tips to help you achieve a healthy diet

Healthy snack options for new mums

Being a mum of a newborn is a 24-7 role. Your nutrition or what you eat in this phase of life plays an important role in your overall health. But it can be incredibly difficult to eat well with all the extra demands on your time especially if you have other children at home. If you choose to breastfeed you’ll also need to be eating more to provide your body with the energy to produce the milk. As a nutritionist and mum of three, I’m often asked what new mums should snack on.