Maternity Physio

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 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…

1 mums honest journey back to running postpartum

  If you are a keen runner and just about to have a baby or maybe you have had your baby a while ago but your journey back to running has been rocky, then I recommend reading this article by Erin Taylor, mum of 2, founder of Jasyoga, a runner and a client I have had the privilege of working alongside. Its safe to say we have leaned from each other. Thank you Erin! Check…

Mums who run- how to make it leak-free

Going for a run is a quick and convenient way to grab some fresh air and head space. But going for a run after having a baby might not be as straightforward as it was before you became pregnant. Why? Well, growing a baby inside of you stretches the muscles and soft tissue that hold your pelvic organs up and inside your pelvis. Then throw in the usual stretchy hormones associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding into that…

Vaginal Exercisers!

Well that got your attention. Let talk about postnatal vaginas for a minute. There is always a lot of emphasis on postnatal tummies-that’s the bit you can see, but not so much on the mysterious undercarriage. But the fact is your vagina and its associated pelvic floor is your foundation-and everyone knows with any good build- the foundations need to be strong before any work goes on with the walls, right? Plus postnatal vaginas can have issues which are easy…

POP! – Pelvic Organ Prolapse

POP is short for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. POP happens when the one or more of the organs inside your pelvis (bladder/bowel/uterus) fall or protrude into the vaginal canal. 50% of women will have some degree of POP after childbirth. Eek! But don`t panic, it normal for things to shift around after a pregnancy and things can improve drastically with time, healing, cessation of breastfeeding and good pelvic floor rehab. I’m here to shed some light…

Mummy MOT pre-screen questionnaire

If you are attending a Mummy MOT, then please click on the link below to open the Mummy MOT pre-screen questionnaire. Enable editing and when complete, email it to info@maternityphysio.co.uk This gives your Practitioner all of the relevant info needed and makes the MOT more efficient and bespoke to your postnatal needs. Many Thanks 🙂 MOT Pre-screen Questionnaire  

Ive just had a baby! -5 ways to cope

1) Rest Sleep is the best healer of all and you need recovery time. And with a constant feeding frenzy you have got to grab it while you can. It`s normal for baby to feed pretty constantly in those early days especially when breastfeeding. It feels crazy and relentless but it won`t always be like that and this early milk fest is setting down some good foundations for the future. So lie down and rest…

Diastasis- Do I have one ? and how to heal it

Diastasis- Do I have one ? and how to heal it

  Diastasis Recti (abdominal divide) What it is, how to find out if you have one and 8 great ways to manage and improve it What is a Diastasis? Diastasis is a stretch in the connective tissue running down the middle of your tummy. This connective tissue joins the rectus (“six-pack muscle”) in the centre. This stretch in the tissue is quite normal during pregnancy but in some women it doesn’t resolve afterwards. The tissue…