Maternity Physio

Postnatal

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! I’m here to shed some light on it and spread the POP word. Pregnancy and childbirth can cause a weakened pelvic floor and stretched connective tissue down there, meaning it`s not supporting these organs and holding them…

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…

I have had the baby, now when can I run??

T It’s such a quick and convenient type of exercise. Just lace up the trainers and go, grab some fresh air and well-earned head space. But how do you know your body is ready for this after having a baby? The NHS postnatal exercise advice says “It is usually a good idea to wait until after your 6 week postnatal check before you start any high impact exercise such as aerobics or running” What is…

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

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

Wow, this one has truly been a learning curve. I have been on a quest for knowledge regarding this condition over the last 4 years and the advice has changed massively, thanks to some good research by the people in the know out there (I am happy to introduce you to them in this article:)) It is definitely not something I had even heard much about when I was first pregnant 9 years but now there has…

Post Natal Exercises- The Early Days

Pelvic Floor Strengthening In any position but you may like to lie on your back with knees bent at first. Practice trying to isolate this muscle. Inhale, exhale as you gently zip up and lift your pelvic floor (from back to front) and relax on the inhale. Repeat for 12 reps. Rest 1-2 mins, then try another set or until fatigue.  It important to allow the pelvic floor to fully relax in between contractions and at…

How to massage your C-section scar

The C-section Scar. This is an area you need to re-introduce yourself to. It may still feel like a foreign land but the sooner you get your fingers on there, the sooner it will feel re-connected with the rest of you. Check out this brilliant video which explains how to go about loving your battle wound. go on,  break out the olive oil…

4 Reasons to have a Mummy MOT

4 Reasons to have a Mummy MOT

1. Because you`re not sure if your body has recovered properly from birth Your body has been through some immense changes in a short space of time, when it comes to pregnancy and delivery. So you may feel like you want to get checked out before you venture onwards.  You may be aware that French women have 10 sessions of pelvic floor rehab after giving birth, as standard! The usual UK 6 week check can often leave…