Maternity Physio

Pregnancy

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…

Perineal Massage- do I really want to go there??

Perineal Massage- do I really want to go there??

The perineum is the section between your vagina and anus. Perineal massage is a way of manually stretching the tissues around the vagina in the last few weeks of pregnancy in preparation for giving birth vaginally. It is usually carried out from week 36 onwards , not recommended if there is a history of premature birth, premature rupture of membranes or a  vaginal infection . What does research say about perineal massage? Studies have found…

Pain when turning in bed?

Do you dread having to turn over in bed? Does it feel more like a heave than a smooth transition? Many sufferers with Pelvic Girdle Pain feel like turning in bed, really aggravates their pain. A lovely patient told me about the “snoozle”, a slide sheet that takes the friction out of turning in bed and she felt it was one of the best buys she has made for her pelvic girdle pain. So here,…

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy-what you can do

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), or sometimes called SPD or sacroiliac pain, is a very common condition during pregnancy. The symptoms can include pain in the groin, pubic bone, bum or lower back. It is usually worse on one side and felt when walking, dressing and turning in bed. It can become REALLY painful and restrict your mobility. The cause is varied, there are several changes to posture as pregnancy progresses, there is also the extra weight for pelvis…