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Sep 2

TENS for labour pain : Pregnancy physiotherapy

How it can help maintain control during child birth. TENS can used for a huge number of conditions including back and joint pain. It has more recently been shown to be extremely effective in the management of over active bladder syndrome. Today we’ll explore how it can be used to assist women in childbirth. Labour […]

Apr 30

Confessions from a dietician who couldn’t eat well in pregnancy.

We’re all human, and we all do the best we can with what we have at any given time. I had a great meeting with Viktoria last week, as she told me about her fairly torrid pregnancy and her struggles to do as she should, to eat as she should and follow her own advice.  […]

Dec 15

My SRC Recovery Shorts story, by Carlee : Post natal care

  I first thought of getting the SRC recovery shorts after seeing them on social media after Bec Judd and Sophie Guidolin had used them. Then once starting the Mummycise classes and talking to the Vital Core Girls I was convinced that I should get them and boy, was I glad I did! I had […]

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 […]

Jun 25

Continence and Pelvic Floor in First Time Mums

There are so many beautiful things about your first pregnancy – you’re about to become a mum for the first time and soon you’ll be holding your little bundle of joy (and indulging in a mums and bubs class or two with us!). However, there are also a thousand questions that go with the territory […]

Aug 29

The battle between Mother and Embryo

I came across this excellent article a couple of weeks ago, and it is funny how it has staying in my mind since then. It is a fascinating account of the struggle for an embryo to implant and grow – the immunological battle between mother and an embryo that is full of foreign matter (so […]

Dec 9

Birth trainers – are they for everyone?

Many expectant mothers ask us about using birth trainers such as the EpiNo in preparation for labour. The idea of stretching the perineum in preparation for a vaginal delivery is of course not new with perineal massage being used for decades if not longer. The EpiNo device has been around for a number of years […]

Nov 11

What about pain?

There has been an extraordinary amount of research into pain in recent years, and physiotherapists have been at the forefront of it. The current model has moved from what is regarded as a ‘Cartesian model of pain’ where stimulation of a ‘pain nerve fibre’ in the tissues, sent a message that travelled to the brain. […]