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With Post-natal expert Peter Lap. Peter waffles on about everything related to Post-Natal health and exercise. I answer any question listeners send in and regularly have great, expert, guests on. From exercise, diet and mindset all the way down to the smaller things (such as congratulating you for not yet having thrown your tantrum throwing toddler out of a window) Not suitable for kids :)

The Healthy Post Natal Body Podcast Peter Lap

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 153 Ratings

With Post-natal expert Peter Lap. Peter waffles on about everything related to Post-Natal health and exercise. I answer any question listeners send in and regularly have great, expert, guests on. From exercise, diet and mindset all the way down to the smaller things (such as congratulating you for not yet having thrown your tantrum throwing toddler out of a window) Not suitable for kids :)

    4 more diastasis questions and "taking a break from rehab training"..will it set you back to square 1?

    4 more diastasis questions and "taking a break from rehab training"..will it set you back to square 1?

    In this week's episode I am lucky enough to answer several great questions from someone who emailed in.
    Here are the questions I was asked;


    1. I'm not sure I'm doing the home workouts right. When there is a spot that says "breathing (lying)" or "(standing)", does that just mean I do the upward motion breath that many times while lying or sitting? (I explain why we do this) And am I supposed to breathe up from my lower abdomen as shown in the breathing video every time I exhale in an exercise?
    2. So, I was super diligent the first 6 weeks, but then I had a whole bunch of things come up right after the other and I've been pretty inconsistent for the last 6 weeks. I got all the way through weeks 1-4 and noticed a huge difference in strength and my diastasis gap and then got half way through weeks 4-8. I've done the workouts off and on since then but my gap seems to have digressed and gotten bigger... is that possible or am I imagining it? And if it is possible, how do I stop it from spreading apart again, are there certain motions I just can't do anymore? 
    3. Are the exercises you have us do in this 12  week program safe for early pregnancy as well, or just for postnatal?
    4. And last question, how will I be able to tell once my body is strong enough again and how can I know that my diastasis is healed? (Since it's apparently normal to have a small gap there, I'm not sure how to tell once I've achieved a healthy level of separation.)
    As always; HPNB still only has 5 billing cycles.

    So this means that you not only get 3 months FREE access, no obligation!

    BUT, if you decide you want to do the rest of the program, after only 5 months of paying $10/£8 a month you now get FREE LIFE TIME ACCESS! That's $50 max spend, in case you were wondering.

    Though I'm not terribly active on  Instagram and Facebook you can follow us there. I am however active on Threads so find me there!

    And, of course, you can always find us on our YouTube channel if you like your podcast in video form :)

    Visit healthypostnatalbody.com and get 3 months completely FREE access. No sales, no commitment, no BS.

    Email peter@healthypostnatalbody.com if you have any questions, comments or want to suggest a guest/topic

    Playing us out this week "I will survive" by Moses Kidd

    • 32 min
    Healing diastasis recti whilst breastfeeding and a "21 day diastasis challenge!"??

    Healing diastasis recti whilst breastfeeding and a "21 day diastasis challenge!"??

     In this week's, nice and brief,  episode I answer the question whether you can heal diastasis recti whilst you're breastfeeding.

    For some reason some healthcare professionals don't understand how breastfeeding impacts the body, but it DEFINITELY doesn't make your muscles stop working like muscles!!

    Also, again, diastasis recti is not "for life and you will always have to maintain it".

    And finally; "21 day challenges to heal diastasis recti"? Oh, just please don't! 

    As always; HPNB still only has 5 billing cycles.

    So this means that you not only get 3 months FREE access, no obligation!

    BUT, if you decide you want to do the rest of the program, after only 5 months of paying $10/£8 a month you now get FREE LIFE TIME ACCESS! That's $50 max spend, in case you were wondering.

    Though I'm not terribly active on  Instagram and Facebook you can follow us there. I am however active on Threads so find me there!

    And, of course, you can always find us on our YouTube channel if you like your podcast in video form :)

    Visit healthypostnatalbody.com and get 3 months completely FREE access. No sales, no commitment, no BS.

    Email peter@healthypostnatalbody.com if you have any questions, comments or want to suggest a guest/topic

    Playing us out this week "Side step" by Cast of Characters

    • 18 min
    Pre-natal fitness/weightgain as a pro-athlete? Pregnancy belts and weightlifting for weightloss.

    Pre-natal fitness/weightgain as a pro-athlete? Pregnancy belts and weightlifting for weightloss.

    On this week's episode I answer more listener emails.

    An email from a pro-athlete who asks how/if she "can stay active, and prevent gaining too much weight during pregnany, to ensure she remains competitive and has an easier post-partum recovery" is what starts us off this week.

    The I briefly talk about pregnancy belts to support your "baby-bump" and, finally, another brief explanation of why lifting weights to increase your metabolism is just a waste of time. 
    There are MUCH better reasons to lift weights!

    As always; HPNB still only has 5 billing cycles.

    So this means that you not only get 3 months FREE access, no obligation!

    BUT, if you decide you want to do the rest of the program, after only 5 months of paying $10/£8 a month you now get FREE LIFE TIME ACCESS! That's $50 max spend, in case you were wondering.

    Though I'm not terribly active on  Instagram and Facebook you can follow us there. I am however active on Threads so find me there!

    And, of course, you can always find us on our YouTube channel if you like your podcast in video form :)

    Visit healthypostnatalbody.com and get 3 months completely FREE access. No sales, no commitment, no BS.

    Email peter@healthypostnatalbody.com if you have any questions, comments or want to suggest a guest/topic

    Playing us out this week "Shells by the sea" by Gateway

    • 29 min
    Debunking Diet Myths: Navigating Meal Timing, Protein Obsession, and Smart Nutrition on a Budget

    Debunking Diet Myths: Navigating Meal Timing, Protein Obsession, and Smart Nutrition on a Budget

    On this week's episode I talk all things food.
    I've had a lot of questions about this recently and I've seen even more discussions/statements on social media.

    So let's answer some questions and busts some myths.

    Does meal timing matter?
    Is breakfast really that important for your bloodsugar levels? (Here and here are some studies I mentioned)
    Does it matter what you have for breakfast?
    Should an office worker eat the same as a farmhand?
    Where does the fitness world's protein obsession come from and is it justified?
    How much protein should you REALLY be aiming for?
    What is the single most important thing you can do for your diet?
    Does resistance training boost your BMR (Base Metabolic Rate)?

    and much, much more

    As always; HPNB still only has 5 billing cycles.

    So this means that you not only get 3 months FREE access, no obligation!

    BUT, if you decide you want to do the rest of the program, after only 5 months of paying $10/£8 a month you now get FREE LIFE TIME ACCESS! That's $50 max spend, in case you were wondering.

    Though I'm not terribly active on  Instagram and Facebook you can follow us there. I am however active on Threads so find me there!

    And, of course, you can always find us on our YouTube channel if you like your podcast in video form :)

    Visit healthypostnatalbody.com and get 3 months completely FREE access. No sales, no commitment, no BS.

    Email peter@healthypostnatalbody.com if you have any questions, comments or want to suggest a guest/topic

    Playing us out this week "Made it" by McCall

    • 38 min
    "Traveling Different": Travel advice for parents of neurodiverse children. With Dawn M. Barclay

    "Traveling Different": Travel advice for parents of neurodiverse children. With Dawn M. Barclay

    Next month is Autism Acceptance Month and therefore I am bringing you this amazing interview I did in April 2022.

    A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of talking to author Dawn M Barclay and, I think it's safe to say, I learned more from this conversation than from many others I have had over the past 10 years.

    She's the author of a book called; "Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse."

    It's basically the travel bible for those on the autism spectrum as well as those with mood/attention disorders. Anyone who has a child with such issues or knows someone who does will benefit from the advice contained in this book, plus the tips for special needs children can soothe the hiccups of any family's travel.

    In a fascinating conversation she basically takes us through the preparation stage of a trip through the trip and then we talk a bit about the return home.

    She talks us through how to best prepare your child for traveling and a new routine/change in environment.
    Then we talk about the type of trip that works best for neurodivergent children, things to take into account when booking your trip/places to stay.

    She gives soo many tips that I couldn't possibly list them all here. All to make the trip as stress free for both you and your kid.

    It's a wonderfully educational conversation with someone who clearly knows what they're talking about.

    You can find Dawn, and her book.

    On her website
    On Facebook

    On April the 2nd the book will be released in paperback form and it really is well worth seeing if you can get your hands on a copy.

    As always; HPNB still only has 5 billing cycles.

    So this means that you not only get 3 months FREE access, no obligation!

    BUT, if you decide you want to do the rest of the program, after only 5 months of paying $10/£8 a month you now get FREE LIFE TIME ACCESS! That's $50 max spend, in case you were wondering.

    Though I'm not terribly active on  Instagram and Facebook you can follow us there. I am however active on Threads so find me there!

    And, of course, you can always find us on our YouTube channel if you like your podcast in video form :)

    Visit healthypostnatalbody.com and get 3 months completely FREE access. No sales, no commitment, no BS.

    Email peter@healthypostnatalbody.com if you have any questions, comments or want to suggest a guest/topic

    Playing us out this week  "Something I can live form" by SPARKZ

    • 44 min
    "She would never hurt her baby!" Post Partum Psychosis with Dr. Theresa Costales

    "She would never hurt her baby!" Post Partum Psychosis with Dr. Theresa Costales

    This week I am absolutely over the moon to be joined by Dr. Theresa Costales, Arizona Medical Director for Connections Health Solutions, as we are talking all things to do with postpartum mental health but especially postpartum psychosis.

    From the transient 'baby blues' to the gripping challenges of postpartum depression and the alarming reality of postpartum psychosis, Dr Costales offers an empathetic exploration of conditions that can profoundly affect new mothers.

    We hear a lot about postpartum depression, and even post-partum anxiety but post-partum psychosis is massively under discussed and, as a consequence, not very well understood by many outside the postpartum mental health profession.

    The harsh judgment often faced by recovering mothers, and the public's reluctance to understand that these are treatable mental illnesses, can lead to some of those who need urgent care being deprived of just that.
    By examining the systemic issues within the medical community—including the dismissal of women's health concerns and the unique challenges faced by healthcare workers—we open up a dialogue about the urgent need for change and the promising shifts toward greater empathy and inclusivity, particularly for women of color.

    Lastly, we celebrate the positive strides being made towards accessible mental health care for women, highlighting the ground-breaking work of Connections Health Solutions.

    The importance of protocols that maintain the precious mother-child relationship during hospitalization, and the critical role of medication knowledge for pregnant and breastfeeding women, are topics we passionately delve into.

    I don't say this every week, in fact I don't think I've ever said it at all, but this episode is a must-listen. Dr Costales is an amazing speaker on this subject and you'll absolutely love it.

    As always; HPNB still only has 5 billing cycles.

    So this means that you not only get 3 months FREE access, no obligation!

    BUT, if you decide you want to do the rest of the program, after only 5 months of paying $10/£8 a month you now get FREE LIFE TIME ACCESS! That's $50 max spend, in case you were wondering.

    Though I'm not terribly active on  Instagram and Facebook you can follow us there. I am however active on Threads so find me there!

    And, of course, you can always find us on our YouTube channel if you like your podcast in video form :)

    Visit healthypostnatalbody.com and get 3 months completely FREE access. No sales, no commitment, no BS.

    Email peter@healthypostnatalbody.com if you have any questions, comments or want to suggest a guest/topic

    Playing us out this week 

    • 54 min

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