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.
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 want me to do what to myself??” was the thought running through my head.....
What do vitamins and minerals actually do in the body? What is their role and all the hype?
They are involved in 100's of roles within the body from building healthy strong bones, to making hormones and even helping maintain your heart beat.
However the biggest role they have is the thousands of reactions within each cell of your body every second of the day to open the cell and receive the nutrients from your food so your body can utilise the food you are putting in.
Let’s face it you are about to go through the marathon of your life! It’s no easy task but there are a few things you can do to help yourself get prepared and ease your stress.
There are many things you can do to prepare your mind, body and home for pregnancy, labour and a new born. Here are just a few practical tips.
Rebecca Barr has recently joined our team at Perfect Pelvic Floor as our guest blogger. She has been a Physiotherapist for over 10 years with years of experience in pelvic floor retraining and incontinence. Here is her beautiful birth story and I just love her beautiful baby girls name Emmison.
After seeing those two lines appear, I knew I had to do another test just to make sure. This time the digital pregnancy stick which told me I was 1 - 2 weeks pregnant!
When talking about your pelvic floor muscles what are the essentials you need to know?
These small and sometimes seemingly insignificant muscles do a whole lot that you probably don't even know about and wouldn't even realise.
Reality is you can thank these muscles for pleasure and avoiding embarrassment!
Finding yourself wondering why it's called morning sickness when it happens all day? You’re not alone, around half to two thirds of pregnant women experience morning sickness during their pregnancy.
Most commonly in the first trimester around the 6 week mark, and especially at week 8 as that is when your hormones are changing rapidly, however it can continue longer or start earlier for some women. Sometimes pregnancy isn't all joy and happiness in those first few weeks, you're not alone if you feel this way.
I'm Melanie, a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.
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