Wild Rose // Giveaway Winner Announced
Thank you for all of your entries into our recent competition. Cassandra Southwell, you are our winner! Please send us a PM to redeem your wrap.
There are still a few Wild Rose wraps and ring slings available in our online store. The first ones sold should be received today and they all have a surprise gift voucher included with them. Want to get your hands on a voucher as well? Just purchase any wrap, ring sling, Evolve or tote from our store before Sunday and we’ll automatically send you one too.
🤱🏼🍼We still have some spaces left on our Feeding in a Sling or Carrier Workshop tomorrow... 11am @theflorencepub in Herne Hill, just £15 which includes a week’s free hire of any sling or carrier. We will chat through how to safely and comfortably feed your little one on-the-go when wearing a variety of slings. Do book online on the website or feel free to just pop along.
🤗Then the usual drop in hire and shop from 12-2 and then 20 minute 1:1 Trouble Shooting Appointments available from 2 onwards so do book if you’d like some sling help tomorrow. See you there!
The Benefits of Exercise for New Mums
A commonly cited recommendation from GP’s and Health Practitioners for women experiencing PND is exercise. This is largely because exercise is known to maintain and improve feelings of well-being as a result of chemical changes in our brains which are increases in positive endorphins, leading to improvements in mood. Coupled with the numerous other benefits of exercise like accelerated post-birth recovery, building strength, increasing energy levels and social interaction with other mums as well as helping with postpartum weight, it is no wonder that exercise has been found to have a positive impact on reducing some perinatal mental health issues, such as depression, in new mums. (Dr Judy Shakespeare, spokeswoman for the perinatal mental health for the Royal College of GP’s). The body can have a very powerful effect on mental wellbeing: therefore the more we can move our bodies whether it is a walk, a home workout or a class with other new mums, the more likely we are to see the wonderful benefits of exercise for both physical and mental health. A recent study by the University of Birmingham supports this, concluding that exercise whether it be individually or in a group is effective in reducing postpartum depressive symptoms.
We see this and hear about it from new parents through CARiFiT every day. Be it mums that attend our live classes and and build their network or friends and support that way or be it mums that use our workouts and home and are part of our very modern online community all supporting and encouraging each other along the way. Couple the social interaction with the amazing array of well documented benefits of babywearing and it is no wonder that people like Dr Bernadette Dancy @bernadettedancy_healthcoach have really started to pick up on the duel benefits and the clear links to improved mental wellbeing, she says
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