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The Strong Women Podcast

Episode 41: How to look after your pre and post-natal body – with Clare Bourne

Todays guest is Clare Bourne. Clare is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist specialising in caring for women during and after pregnancy. She has worked in the field for 6 years with extensive NHS experience, and now works in private practice at Six Physio in Chelsea. She is mother to a two-year old daughter and is pregnant with number two, and has therefore learnt first hand the physical challenge of pregnancy, motherhood and the pre and post-natal body.


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Through her work, she is aware of how alone women can feel in the postnatal period and how they can be unsure where to get help for symptoms that are often embarrassing and difficult to talk about. Clare is also a trained pre-and post-natal Pilates instructor. She uses this extensively within her practice and values the huge benefits of Pilates in pregnancy and postnatally.


In this podcast we discuss pelvic health, incontinence, what really happens to your pre and post-natal body, how to care for yourself post-caesarean, and exercise considerations both pre and post-natally. This is a great podcast for anyone who is pregnant right now, recently gave birth, or gave birth many moons ago. It’s also a must for anyone who works with women in the fitness or health sphere.


I hope you enjoy this first podcast back. I loved learning from Clare and discussing some of my labour with her. If you enjoy it please do share your feedback, or share this with someone who needs it.


  • Clare Bourne’s favourite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (you can buy it HERE)


Follow Clare Bourne on Instagram: @clarebournephysio


Show Notes:


  • Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists (POGP) Fit for the Future leaflet : click HERE
  • Return to Running Postnatal Guidelines: click HERE
  • C-Section Visual: click HERE
  • The Mummy MOT: click HERE
  • Six Physio, Chelsea: click HERE




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