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There is a deeper need for pregnant women to be able to cope with stressors in their pregnancy, as they approach labour and birth and afterwards.

Dianne Edmonds explains how fitness professionals can have a role within this exciting journey – tune in to listen to the podcast with Teresa Wheatley and Dianne Edmonds.

Here are the links that Dianne mentioned within our chat:

Running to the Core Podcast: Episode 33: A 5 Minute Moment with Chantal Traub (

Running to the Core Podcast: Episode 37: Pregnancy Relaxation and Visualisation for Labour (

Book – What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood

Want to learn more from Dianne Edmonds? Check out her 3 online courses… Third Trimester Training for Labour, Ante Natal Core Training and Early Post Natal Programming.




About the Author

Dianne Edmonds

Pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor fitness

Dianne Edmonds is an Australian physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience with pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor education, treatment and fitness programs. She contributed to the development of the AusActive Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines as a member of the expert reference group. Dianne was the lead physiotherapist and project officer for the Pelvic Floor First project campaign, run by the Continence Foundation of Australia and is a Pelvic Floor First Ambassador. Dianne is the Director and founder of The Pregnancy Centre, and hosts The Running to the Core Podcast, which explores areas affecting women’s return to fitness and running postnatally. She currently works in an Obstetric GP practice in Mandurah, Western Australia.

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