-Tag: pelvic floor

Urinary Incontinence: Symptoms and How to Manage

Urinary incontinence (the accidental leakage of urine) is a common problem affecting up to 1 in 4 women during their lifetime. It has the potential to impact all spheres of a woman’s life – physical, emotional, sexual and social. Many women simply put up with their symptoms, incorrectly assuming that [...]

2019-02-07T23:20:33+00:00August 29th, 2018|Women's health|

Menopause and your Pelvic Floor

Menopause is the change of life where a woman no longer menstruates and their period stops permanently. A woman is considered to have gone through menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months. The average age of menopause in Australia is 51 years, but the age range [...]

2019-02-19T23:57:59+00:00June 26th, 2014|Maternity|

Exercise During Pregnancy – how to protect your pelvic floor

Exercise During Pregnancy Exercise is great for your physical and mental health; this is no exception during pregnancy. Exercise for expectant mothers is safe and recommended in the absence of complications. Complications from exercise would include significant rises in blood pressure (hypertension/pre-eclampsia), premature opening of the cervix (cervical incompetence), history [...]

2019-02-20T00:04:20+00:00June 24th, 2014|Maternity, Maternity Care Centre|

Looking after your pelvic floor

Where is my Pelvic Floor? The pelvis consists of two hip bones that join to the tail bone at the back and join at the front (symphysis) to form a ring. The pelvic floor is a sling of flat muscles extending from the pubic bone to the tail bone; these [...]

2019-02-20T00:07:35+00:00June 23rd, 2014|Maternity|

Exercising your pelvic floor

Your body has undergone incredible changes over the past 9 months.  As well as looking after your new baby, this is an important time to look after yourself too. Pelvic Floor Muscles During pregnancy, hormones and the weight of your baby can result in weakening of your pelvic floor muscles.  [...]

2019-02-20T05:48:18+00:00March 8th, 2013|Early Parenting, Pregnancy Care|

Returning to exercise after pregnancy

Safe exercise will help you to recover after pregnancy. It increases your overall fitness and will help you regain muscle strength, and even feel good too! Here are our tips for returning to exercise after pregnancy: Focus Number One. Pelvic floor exercise During pregnancy both hormones and the weight of [...]

2019-02-20T22:15:25+00:00August 22nd, 2012|Birth, Maternity, Pregnancy Care|