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Plunket & Empower Me Fitness present…

PostnatalME – Mum’s Health Expo

PostnatalME: boobs, bits and baby brain – A guide to health & fitness postpartum.

Taking care of yourself allows you to best care for your baby & family. This event aims to inform mums-to-be of how to look after YOU in the postpartum period (4th trimester).

From mental health to pelvic health and everything in between, learn about what you can expect and the things you can do to take the best care of yourself. Our expert speakers will discuss a variety of topics including safe exercise, mental health, pelvic health, nutrition, breastfeeding, changes to your body & contraception.
 
You don’t need to worry about forgetting all this either, you will receive info on the day to take home with you with all the relevant resources to help you seek out any help you may need following birth.
 

When: Sunday 13th August 2023

Where: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Level 4, Scenic Hotel Lounge (Gate J)

Time: 10am-1pm

Speakers:

Caren Van GastelEmpower Me Fitness – Caren is a Mum of 2 and is passionate about helping mums understand their changing bodies and exercise safely through  pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. Following her own experiences with pelvic floor dysfunction, she has a special interest in pelvic health and loves helping and supporting other women with pelvic floor dysfunction navigate exercise and daily life. Caren will be speaking on safe postpartum exercise.
 
 
Ainslie Jeftha The Core Centre – The Core Centre is a safe space to have real conversations around injuries, movement and pelvic health so you can move functionally, safely and confidently. Ingrid, Ainslie and Jemma are musculoskeletal and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists and provide a holistic physiotherapy service that gives you the time and space to get to the source of your concern and supports you on your journey to create long term goals for prevention and maintenance. They always use the latest research to back up their assessment and treatment protocols. They treat an array of conditions including but not limited to; bladder and bowel issues such as urinary and faecal incontinence and constipation, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, vulvodynia and endometriosis, prolpase support and pre natal and post natal check ups. Ainslie will be speaking on Pelvic Health.
 
Renee Gray Plunket – Renee is an Occupational Therapist for the Plunket Dunedin Maternal Wellbeing Service. Renee is passionate about supporting families who are having difficulty coping with the demands of a new baby or young family. She can help you explore healthy lifestyle adjustments, provide education and interventions to assist with Postnatal Depression or Anxiety to increase your wellbeing.
 
 
Nutrition – Speaker TBC
Postpartum Care – Speaker TBC
 
 

Exhibitors:

Watch this space – we have reached out to a large number of support services and organisations in Dunedin and asked if they will be attending the event & share what they do to support Mums. Exhibitors will be added as confirmed.

  • Empower Me Fitness
  • Plunket
  • Anglican Family Care
  • Birth & Bloom – Hyponobirthing & Doula
  • Breast Screening
  • Cervical Screening
  • Dr Lauren Fisher – GP & Baby Sleep Consultant
  • Dunedin Libraries
  • Otepoti Baby Carrier Library
  • Te Hou Ora Whānau Services
  • Kowhai Massage
  • Space/Playcentre
  • Fjord Personal Training
  • Rainbow Pre-School
  • Taieri Parents Centre
  • The Core Centre
  • Postpartmum
  • Know Rehab
  • We-Play

Gift bags:

We have 100 gift bags full of goodies and vouchers. These are available to the first 100 people who register. Register by clicking on the link below.