Maternity Physio

Coping with Miscarriage and Birth Loss

Coping with Miscarriage and Birth Loss

Interviewing Jo Toucher Holistic Therapist Author of “Life after Miscarriage – How to Heal from Pregnancy Loss “ I have wanted to provide more information for women on coping with pregnancy loss for quite a while now. As a health practitioner who helps women with their physical recovery after pregnancy, i am well aware that sometimes there is an emotional recovery that has to happen to allow the woman to move forward on their journey,…

C- section and exercise

C- section and exercise

When is it safe to exercise after having a C section delivery? Even though the wound is closed, tissue regeneration will still be going on below the surface and like most surgery, 12 weeks is needed to fully rehabilitate. all of he excitement of the new arrival, getting feeding established etc, we must not forget that we are also healing from abdominal surgery so let people do a lot of the non-important stuff! Its good…

What happens during a C section?

What happens during a C section?

Q: What happens during a C section? (with a lot of help form the NHS website) A: You lie down on an operating table, which may be slightly tilted to begin with. You’ll be given the anaesthetic in the operating room. This will usually be a spinal or epidural anaesthetic which numbs the lower part of your body while you remain awake. This means you’ll be awake during the delivery and can see and hold your…

What should my C scar feel like?

What should my C scar feel like?

  Q: What should a scar feel like several weeks after a C section? A: “Its hard to know how a scar should feel after a C section, especially if you have never had surgery or an injury resulting in a scar before. Its hidden away under clothes and its easy to forget its there and its hard to compare your scar with other women who may have had a c section. I asked Cecile…

How to optimise healing after C section

Q: What can i do to my scar to allow it it to be optimum in the future? A: 1. Time. Allowing yourself adequate time to recover from a csection is a good idea. Remember it can take up to 12 weeks for healing to happen so before pushing things too soon. 2. Silicone strips. If your scar is raised, then trying a silicone strip (Available online) can help to flatten it out over time. 3.…

How to massage your C scar

How to massage your C scar

Q:How do i massage my scar at home? A: So, if you feel comfortable with the idea of massaging your scar. How and when should your start? I work alongside Cecile @Fix . have got Cecile is a soft tissue therapist @Fixlondon. Cecile has training and experience in scar massage/myofascial release and loves to help women post C section, o i have asked for her advice on this popular question! “The time frame is given…

C section and Sex

C section and Sex

Many women who come to see me in clinic will report that sex has been painful when they tried it again after having their c section (often when it had never been painful before being pregnant). So if this is you, rest assured it is a common one, but the good news is there are lots of things you can do to improve things. Why can sex be painful post C section? There is no…

Exercise in Pregnancy

Exercise in Pregnancy

  During this tricky time of social isolation, we still have lots of pregnant mum’s to be that we need to take extra special care of. If you are having a normal healthy pregnancy, then you should definitely be partaking in regular physical activity throughout your pregnancy. As per the 2019 UK Physical Activity Guidelines pregnant women should do 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week. This could be brisk walking, light jogging…

Whats the Pelvic Floor DO? and how do i find it?!

Whats the Pelvic Floor DO? and how do i find it?!

What is the pelvic floor and where is it? The pelvic floor is a set of muscles at the base of the pelvic bowl. There are 2 layers- the superficial layer (that you can see when you look at your perineum or vagina) and the deep layer known as the levator ani. There are 3 openings within the deep pelvic floor muscle- the urethra/vaginal/anal opening. So its main role is to keep us continent and…

Running Post Pregnancy

Running Post Pregnancy

Running after having a baby I have rarely come across an activity that makes womens eyes light up more than running. It can provide the perfect endorphin release and seems to represent independence. Something that many new mums crave, right? It is also quick and convenient to fit around a young family too. However, running is harder than you think! The physical and repetitive demand of running can take a toll on a body that…