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Nourishing Protein Rich Oats

Recipe by Apryl Koch - Clinical Nutritionist 

Ingredients - Oat mixture

  •  ½ cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
  •  1 cup of milk of your choice (I suggest almond or oat here)
  •  1 tsp cinnamon
  •  1 x scoop collagen powder
  •  1tsp nut butter
  •  1 tbsp of a mix of seeds (such as hemp, chia, pumpkin,...
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Ten steps to getting ‘back on the bike’ after baby

This post is written by Hannah Geelan - Physiotherapist, Cyclist and Bike Fitter. 

**For all our non-cycling enthusiasts who assumed that 'bike' was a euphemism for something else, we have that post coming soon to the blog with psychologist Dr Rosie Pajak.

For everyone else who is actually interested in returning to cycling after...

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Moving Safely with Pelvic Girdle Pain

Written by Laura Coventry - Founder and Women's Health Physiotherapist PhysioFemina

Pelvic pain can feel incredibly debilitating. Some of the ways that members of the Empowered Motherhood Program (EMP) describe pelvic girdle pain include 'feeling like someone is repeatedly stabbing you in pubic bone' to 'constant...

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How do I actually protect my core in pregnancy (whilst staying strong!)

Your body undergoes some pretty incredible during pregnancy. Whilst we love some of them (hello incredible hair days) and others not so much (we could do without the swollen everything thanks), nothing changes quite so much as the shape of your belly. It can be equal parts incredible and terrifying.

As your abdominal wall stretches and...

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7 steps to help you prepare for a positive birth from the EMP founders

 Birth. What do you think of when you hear that word? Is it a vision of one of the most empowering and beautiful days of your life? Or does it bring up feelings of fear and disappointment? 

We’ve birthed 6 babies between us (in almost every way possible) and we know that birth rarely goes to plan. One-third of Aussie...

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You CAN Lift That: New Research on Safe High Intensity Exercise for Pregnancy

“She’s going to hurt her baby.”

“That’s just wrong.” 

“Irresponsible and Dangerous”

When cross-fit athlete Tia Clair Toomey shared videos of her participating in a gruelling cross-fit session at 8 months pregnant, amidst the positive comments from her legions of fans, there was of...

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What a Pelvic Health Physio really wants you to know about birth trauma

Despite one third of all mothers describing their birth as traumatic, so many women go into birth ill-prepared, says EMP Founder and Titled Women's Health Physiotherapist Lyz Evans. Here’s what she wants pregnant women to know.

Birth. What do you think when you hear this word? 

Is it visions of the most incredible day of...

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Can you ever ‘fix’ your Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Every thing you need to know about living with pelvic organ prolapse

 

Prolapse can steal so much from us. From chasing your child in the park or dancing at a friend’s wedding. To carrying your baby in a sling. Simple moments become tinged with doubt.  

Our body’s foundation feels weak. And so we grip. We contract. We try our best to hold on (and to hold in). And in this contraction,...

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The Truth About Abdominal Separation: The Science Behind Support Garments for optimal Postnatal Recovery

 

Abdominal separation. Those two words can bring up a lot of fear and confusion for new mothers. Whilst it is a normal part of pregnancy, and is the body’s way of creating space for your baby to grow and develop, abdominal separation or rectus diastasis has become a source of a lot of conflicting (and simply incorrect)...

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C-Section Recovery Week by Week - The Must-Have Recovery Tips

 

C-Section Recovery Week by Week

Congratulations! Birth can be one of the most incredible and transformative experiences of your life and C-Section birth is no different. The Empowered Motherhood Program C-Section Recovery Week by Week Program has supported thousands of women to heal from their C-section birth and return to the type of...

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