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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…

1 mums honest journey back to running postpartum

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

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!

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! – 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…