Self care is a hot topic right now but have you thought about how to self care for your pelvic floor muscles and pelvic area?
Use these images below to get started on your pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy. If you know how to activate them during pregnancy it can help prepare you for labour and make it easier to strengthen them after birth.
Have you ever wondered how a midwife prepares herself for labour? Read on as I chat to Jedda Maggs who has been a midwife for 12 years and is a mum of 3 boys. You need to hear her answer to help you have a smooth and calm labour experience.
March is National Endometriosis Awareness month and after personally experiencing this condition I can tell you the pain and confusion with endometriosis is like no other. Pain and swelling gripping your pelvic region and the confusion of having no idea how to help yourself. It really leaves you wondering is it ever going to get better? and the worst part is wondering if this is going to affect my chances of having a baby...
What are the easiest options for pelvic floor exercises for mums? we know you're tired, don't have much time, typically have a bit of baby brain and are sick of having this bulging stomach and leakage. After seeing mums in the clinic as a physio for over 12 years here are my quickest and most effective pelvic floor exercises.
Wow what happened to my stomach? It looks like it's split in half and not working. I feel bulging coming out when I stand up, it's flabby and it feels so weak! I feel horrible.
Does this sound like you?
It's very common after pregnancy, It's called Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) or abdominal separation. Where the tummy muscles have stretched and the fascia has separated leaving you feeling weak and flabby.
Here's what you can you do about it!
I’m sure we’ve all done them at some point to try and get these elusive pelvic floor muscles working but stop right now! These mistakes are preventing you from feeling strong and getting back to the exercise you want to. They are preventing you from stopping your leakage and they are preventing you from having amazing sexual pleasure. Read on to see what you can do instead.
You've been waiting for the number 1 Kegel exercise to get your Kegel muscles working. Here it is.
Easy, quick, you can do it anywhere and very effective at turning your muscles on.
Do you think your pelvic floor muscles are as important as everyone says they are?
Really think about that! Do you even know what they do?
Did you know that Collagen is kind of like the glue that holds the cells in the body together?
Super important for helping the connective tissue within your pelvic floor anatomy be healthy and working well to treat and prevent pelvic floor dysfunction.
I'm Melanie, a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.
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