Do You Pee When You Workout?

Chloe Pedley Jul 23, 2017 0 comments 1

Pin this for later Have I ever told you about the time when I was 11 and I peed my pants in front of my entire primary school carnival? I was at the front of the tunnel ball line, and the starter said “Ready, Set Go” and I ready, set went… in front of everyone. I was so embarrassed. I…

Can I Run During Pregnancy?

Chloe Pedley Jul 2, 2017 0 comments 0

As a personal trainer and as someone who hangs out in a LOT of running groups (I love to run!)The question I get asked all the time is “Can I run during pregnancy?”,often followed by “did you see Amy Keil run the Boston Marathon?”  The short answer is yes, you can run when you’re pregnant, but there’s a big BUT….

Strategies for Dealing with Body Shamers

Chloe Pedley Jun 23, 2017 0 comments 0

Have you ever met someone who is SO not body positive? Body shame is rife in so many areas of our online and in real life lives. We’re constantly bombarded with messages that healthy only comes in one shape and size (and it’s usually small, photoshopped, glowing and has no pores) Because those messages are so prevalent, it’s easier to…

27 Snuggly Self Care Rituals For Mums

Chloe Pedley Jun 6, 2017 0 comments 0

Pin this to read later I’m a mum of four little boys. My life is often filled with rough and tumble, penis jokes, farts, and various smells that I never would have considered human. Occasionally we have the help of an au pair, and my first instruction to them is their  role is to make sure the house doesn’t…

Your Post Partum Fitness Timeline

Chloe Pedley Jun 6, 2017 0 comments 0

Are you ready to return to exercise?  Let’s talk about that! Firstly let’s look at your priorities. Are you making healthy choices that will support your body, mind and soul? Are you choosing you, mama bear? So much has changed in your body, it’s a time to honour that. There is SO much pressure for you to bounce back and…

Birth Stories: Oliver’s Arrival

Chloe Pedley Apr 9, 2017 0 comments 0

On February 5th, 2009 Oliver was born. Various versions of this story have appeared on the web and in books since 2009, and it’s finally come home to roost in Polkadotsi, with it’s mother. My labour started in the wee hours of the morning (1am) when I could no longer ignore the fact I was having more than just niggles in…

Birth Stories: The Arrival of Wee Finn

Chloe Pedley Apr 6, 2017 0 comments 0

I have had four very different births, three of which have been at home with my very lovely midwife. This is the story of my fourth birth, which was by far my easiest most enjoyable birth, but my most challenging pregnancy. We had decided firmly that three children was enough for us. We had three magnificent little boys, and a…

We Need To Talk About Prolapse

Chloe Pedley Mar 23, 2017 0 comments 0

We need to talk about prolapse! Sometimes the weakening of our pelvic floor during and after pregnancy  is enough to cause a prolapse, which is when the internal organs fall through the connective tissue of your pelvic floor. This can be a bladder prolapse, a rectal prolapse, a uterine prolapse, or an intestinal prolapse. Prolapse can also be caused by…

Are Squats Safe in Pregnancy?

Chloe Pedley Mar 23, 2017 0 comments 0

Squats are a fantastic and relatively safe exercise for pregnant women. We get asked all the time, are squats safe in pregnancy? At Polkadotsi we train pregnant women to be strong, stable, and have the best birth they can. An active birth has many benefits, and being able to stay mobile can help with pain management, blood flow to the…