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Jun 6

Rebecca’s story : Pelvic Floor physiotherapy

  Rebecca has been in recently after the birth of her first baby. From the earliest days after his birth, she felt a dragging and heaviness in her vagina and was diagnosed with a prolapse. Here is her story: “At our first hospital visit they gave us a handout of a prenatal exercises. I did […]

Feb 2

Your late pregnancy toolkit

So here you are – third trimester! Your last day of work approaches, the nursery furniture is selected, if not already put together and you are preparing for some of the logistics of early motherhood. But have you looked after yourself? How do you plan to labour (so much as we can plan these things)? […]

Jan 9

Should you do Pelvic Floor exercises?

This is a great article published last year with input from a range of outstanding leaders in the field of pelvic floor health. There is great information that we are sharing here directly through the link, but we’ll also copy the body of the text, as we all know that links go missing over time […]

Dec 12

8 easy exercises to prepare for labour

There are many things to prepare for when planning for a new baby but you mustn’t forget the actual labor and delivery. Did you know that you can do some pretty easy exercises to prepare for labor and delivery? Getting your baby into an optimal birthing position and preparing your pelvis for labor are important […]

Nov 15

My baby has a funny shaped head!

by Stacey Xydias   Plagiocephaly is a fancy term for misshapen or flat head – a condition defined as the asymmetrical flattening of one side of the skull.   We know that to avoid sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) babies under the age of six months should be placed on their backs during sleep. Despite […]

Sep 8

Am I normal? The female reproductive system

A recent study in the UK found that nearly half of British women could not correctly identify the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system. I’m not surprised, given little girls seem to be taught to refer to their visible ‘bits’ as a vagina, rather than as the vulva. Note – your gynae […]

Aug 29

Bladder health – Am I normal?

We never talk much about our bladders, do we? We pick up habits in childhood from well meaning parents, that we then teach our kids without much knowledge as to what is healthy for our bladder. The bladder is a stretchy, muscular storage bag that has two jobs – the storage phase and the empty […]

Jun 27

What Every Physio Should Know About Breasts

By Kym Veale, Lauren Clifton and Melinda Cooper Reproduced with permission. Breasts are often the first bodily attribute that defines a human as female. Yet other than their assigned sexual role and valid concerns as a site of cancer their function is cardinal to all members of the class Mammalia. In humans, the breasts operate […]

Jun 19

Exercise in pregnancy

Physical exercise in pregnancy is essential, but knowing what is safe and appropriate can be confusing. Learn more about what is best for you.

Jul 23

Vaginal birth vs Caesarian Section – there’s a debate?

A very interesting article from New Scientist has been doing the rounds and stirring up a lot of controversy in Women’s Health and Midwifery circles. Have a read of it, and then we can discuss it ….     All good? Now, I have a few issues with this article. It is written in extremely […]