Your pelvic floor – how childbirth affects it, & how you can strengthen post-birth

I've actually lost count of the amount of women who have said to me that "it's too late" to heal their pelvic floor after childbirth. It makes me sad and even a bit cross that we so easily accept this feeling of being "not quite as good" after babies, and don't think that we are … Continue reading Your pelvic floor – how childbirth affects it, & how you can strengthen post-birth

Postnatal recovery: What to ask about at your 6-week check

The six-week GP check – where you are pronounced ‘back to normal’, right? The 6-week check is an interesting experiment because it rarely scratches the surface in terms of what women need postnatally. And therefore, assuming that this check signs us off for 'normal' activities, whatever that is – is doing our long term physical … Continue reading Postnatal recovery: What to ask about at your 6-week check

Pelvic flaws: Part 2 of my talk at the Birth trauma conference.

The link between mental and physical health is inextricable, arguably. But never more so than in pregnancy and motherhood. In the second half of my talk, the case for a physio check up post birth being standard was explored - along with the acknowledgment that there is a very human flaw in pelvic floors - … Continue reading Pelvic flaws: Part 2 of my talk at the Birth trauma conference.