Having Better Conversations About Gender

Chloe Pedley Jul 20, 2018 0 comments 0

I’m Chloe, I identify as a bi-woman (my sexuality and  gender), and my preferred pronouns are “She/her” I like to make sure I don’t misgender the folks I hang around with – so I do try to use preferred pronouns, and be sensitive about making assumptions when I meet people. Why? What is all of this about you might ask?…

Birth Stories: Welcome Earthside James Tiberius

Chloe Pedley Jul 8, 2018 0 comments 0

James Tiberius from Fiona Rogerson on Vimeo. JT’s pregnancy was straightforward and healthy – it was a bit of a journey for me, just in the basis that I’m used to connecting spiritually to my babies very early in pregnancy, yet little James and I never felt that connection while he was within me. I spent the 9 months consciously…

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…

Exercising During Pregnancy Part 1: Getting Started

Chloe Pedley Jan 29, 2017 0 comments 0

I love training pregnant women. The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are just so frigging fantastic, it’s a joy to work with women to help them feel strong, stable, and powerful as they head towards one of the most amazing days of their life. One o f the big reasons I love working with pregnant women is that it  forces…

We Need To Talk About Sex During Pregnancy

Emma Stewart Dec 1, 2016 0 comments 0

Sex in the first trimester Is It Safe? As a sexologist I’m very often asked about the safety of having sex during pregnancy – well here’s the good news – doing the nasty when you’ve got a bun in the oven is not only hot, it’s perfectly safe.  If you feel well and sexy – it’s a jolly good idea…

Shake Up Your Workout With These Post-Workout Smoothies

Chloe Pedley Nov 22, 2016 0 comments 0

Summer is nearly upon us and I have to admit, I love smoothies. I’ve had health conscious friends tell me they’re all the carbs and none of the fibre, and this is probably true – but frankly all things in moderation and I LOVE smoothies! Smoothies are an awesome way to cool off after a workout. If you’ve been hitting…

Working Out Around Children: 5 Kid Friendly Workout Tips

Chloe Pedley Nov 21, 2016 0 comments 0

Got kids? Gotta workout? Woo Hoo!! Let’s DO this! Admittedly getting to a gym with children is either A) expensive or B) impossible – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your sweat on. Try these tips to have a fun, family friendly workout! 1 – Go for a family walk! This is one of my favourites. We all get…

Post Baby Body Positivity

Chloe Pedley Sep 14, 2016 0 comments 0

My babies and pregnancy changed my body forever. Physically, spiritually, and oh did I mention physically? I gained nearly 35kg in my first pregnancy. I felt enormous, I was enormous, and that was perfectly OK because it was a delightful, healthy pregnancy that produced a delightful healthy baby. But once that baby was birthed, and in my arms I was…