How healthy is your pelvic floor?

Did you know that 1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby will have trouble with incontinence? Common signs that can indicate a pelvic floor problem: Leaking urine with cough, sneeze, lift, laugh or exercise Needing to get to the toilet in a hurry or not making it there in time Constantly needling to go to the toilet Difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel Post-partum urinary incontinence is suspected to be due to a multifactorial physiological situation, with no single event identified as the major cause. Contributing factors to post-partum incontinence: Increased weight on the pelvic floor during pregnancy Pelvic floor muscle injury during vaginal delivery (correlates with degree of perine

How to avoid back pain during pregnancy

Congratulations! You’ve embarked on an exciting, challenging and life-changing adventure ahead. Whether you’re in the early stages of the first trimester, or towards the ‘light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel’ 8.5month mark, back pain is a common complaint during pregnancy. Here are a few key things you should know: Back pain in pregnancy: what causes it? As your belly grows, your centre of gravity shifts forwards, causing increased load as well as an increased arch in the lower back for many women. Your abdominal muscles become lengthened as your baby grows, which makes it much harder for them to provide the ‘corset of support’ they normally would for your trunk and lower back. Hormonal changes c

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