Fit Mum


Doctors weigh in on years-long 'syndrome' suffered by mums after birth

Pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing can spark mental and physical health issues, now called postnatal depletion

The Honest Body Project: one photographer's mission to help mothers love themselves

The Honest Body Project is a photo series dedicated to helping women love themselves – and their bodies

Meet the Aussie doctor championing a new cause in postnatal care

Dr Oscar Serrallach has coined the term "post-natal depletion" to describe the high rate of physical consequences of pregnancy and child birth


Keep fit in pregnancy to lower your risk of having a caesarean or obese child

New research suggests you'll have a lower risk of delivering your baby via caesarean if you keep active in pregnancy

Balancing Acts: Three prima ballerinas who became mothers at the height of their careers

For three principal dancers at the world-renowned San Francisco Ballet, prolonging motherhood simply wasn't an option

Photographer's body love series prompts launch of not-for-profit online platform (NSFW)

Photographer Jade Beall is launching an online platform promoting self-love and featuring unretouched portraits, videos, podcasts and stories from women all over the world

Blind mother-to-be ‘sees’ her unborn baby for the first time

Blind mother-to-be 'sees' her unborn son for the first time with the help of a 3D-printed sonogram

Tatiana Guerra, who is 20 weeks pregnant, lost her eyesight at the age of 17

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Five diet tweaks to boost fertility as you age

It's becoming clear that while it's not the be-all and end-all of good fertility, what we eat can have an impact on our chance of conceiving

Woman lifts weights of up too 100kg – at seven months pregnant

Mother-to-be lifts 100kg weights – at seven months pregnant

While expecting the arrival of her first child in a matter of weeks, 39-year-old Katja is spending up to 12 hours a week working out