Supporting women return to exercise following pregnancy loss.
Hello, I’m Lauren
Personal trainer, pilates instructor, post-natal exercise consultant and conversation starter.
In 2009 I was working as a PT, and exercise instructor. I was also married and expecting my first child. In the second half of that year, I experienced a stillbirth. This brought everything I had been working towards to a grinding halt. When I felt ready to return to exercise, ironically, I didn’t know where to go. My post natal body couldn’t handle group exercise classes or PT and I certainly didn’t want to attend mums and bubs classes. I felt isolated and overwhelmed.
Over time though, I slowly returned to my work and my smile emerged again; my passion started to grow once more. And since then, a seed has been planted from my experience of wanting to return to exercise following pregnancy loss.
It is a challenging topic to talk about, but I don’t want women to feel how I did, so I know now that it is my time to bring my personal story and professional passion together.
It’s time for change. Awareness brings change, so let’s start talking.
About Tiny Ladder
Tiny Ladder represents the small steps we take after experiencing pregnancy loss. Sometimes these steps move us forward, and other times, backwards. We walk them alone, but many have walked this path before. Eventually, I found myself stepping more and more in a forward direction – climbing that tiny ladder. The steps have been very tiny when returning to exercise. I felt like I had no where to train with others just like me. So I’ve taken the (tiny) steps create a change.
I want to work with other fitness professionals to embed the right support for women returning to exercise slowly and safely following pregnancy loss.
Please reach out if you are a fitness professional wanting to work with me in making a positive change to support women returning to exercise after experiencing pregnancy loss. Or if you are an individual living in the Essendon area of Melbourne, Australia wanting to be trained by me.