Closing that postnatal wobbly gap.

Closing that postnatal wobbly gap.

As a Physiotherapist working with women through the lifespan I was more than aware of the incredible physical changes that occur postnatal and during pregnancy. To see and feel that loss of stability and control around your trunk and the separation (Diastisis of Rectus Abdomins Muscle/DRAM) within the abdominal muscles was still a very interesting experience, one that I can only liken to making me feel like a bowl of warm jelly… [Read more]

Pregnancy and pelvic pain. A faux duo or unfortunate reality?

Pregnancy and pelvic pain. A faux duo or unfortunate reality?

Not everyone feels so wondrous about the whole pregnancy experience. Nausea, fatigue, heartburn, swollen ankles and stretch marks take their toll. Pregnancy related pelvic pain is one “side effect” of pregnancy that certainly hits it’s fair share of victims. The research would suggest that around 20%-25% of women suffer from pregnancy related pelvic pain, but if you ask me, I would imagine the stats are much higher. Perhaps many cases go unreported or are not classified as “serious” and therefore are left out of the literature. I do however agree that while most women recover from these pains within the first 3 months post-natally (if not immediately after the baby is born), around 5-7% of women do not recover, and this is when you need to seek help… [Read More]

Cesarean sections: The myth-busters edition.

Cesarean sections: The myth-busters edition.

Having a baby is one of the most wonderful moments that life can bring. But it can be quite stressful. There are lots of decisions to be made in the weeks leading up to the birth of your baby; What will you name the baby? What hospital will you choose to deliver your baby at? And indeed… would you prefer to have a vaginal “natural” delivery, or choose to have a cesarean section? …. [Read More]