"You want me to do what to myself??” was the thought running through my head.....
How many holes?
Waking up drowsy, feeling the blood pressure cuff on my arm, oxygen mask on my face, oxygen saturation recorder on my index finger, hearing the alarm for my heart rate going off beside me, the only question I had on my mind was “How many holes do I have in my stomach?”.
Conversations of a single woman in her 30’s....
When asked by my gynaecologist “Do you want to have children”, my response was simple;
“Yes, at some point in the future.”
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.
What does your bladder do? How does it relate to your pelvic floor muscles? What happens with pelvic floor weakness?
Such great questions and very common ones. Let's start with your bladder....
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!
As a new mum, you generally forget about yourself and look after everyone else. Hands down it's about survival. However, I'm here to remind you the 1st 8 weeks are by far the best time for your body to recover!
Research has shown the best recovery gains in your stomach muscle separation and function are within the 1st 8 weeks. Don't freak out, there are very easy and gentle exercises that you can do at home within this time frame, none of which put your body at risk.
Read on for 5 easy things to do:
I love this recipe! Easy, quick, healthy and they freeze well if you're preparing for life as a new mum.
Chia is jam packed with nutrients including protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and can help you feel fuller for longer.
I'm Melanie, a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.
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