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Womb Position Can Determine Your Health

If you’ve ever experienced a postnatal massage by an Indonesian or Malay practitioner, you may be familiar with the term “your uterus is hanging low,” or, “your womb is laying too low”. In Malay language, they call it “peranakan jatuh”. Being able to read and write in the Malay language, I am grateful to be […]

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Does Your Pelvis Grow Wider Even If You Haven’t Experienced Pregnancy?

I care very deeply about helping mums regain their figures after delivery. For me, that includes understanding human anatomy and how the pelvic structure changes during pregnancy. During gestation, the hormone relaxin is produced by the ovaries and placenta, and helps the body prepare for childbirth by relaxing the pelvic ligaments and softening and widening […]

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How Do Japanese & French Women Keep Their Figures After Delivery? Part II

In the previous post, we examined how Japanese cultures have attributed to Japanese women’s low weight gain during pregnancy. The same is true in France. In that country, the average weight gain ranges between 9kg and 12kg and, similarly to Japan, French ladies are under enormous social pressure not to gain too much weight when pregnant. […]

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How Do Japanese & French Women Keep Their Figures After Delivery? Part I

Japanese and French mothers enjoy one major benefit in common – low weight gain during pregnancy. In Japan, the optimal weight gain is 8kg, regardless of the woman’s size or build. In fact, many believe that pregnant ladies could be scolded or even shamed for gaining too much weight, and later blamed for a difficult […]

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