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Exercising when pregnant

Exercising when pregnant

What do I need to know about exercise when pregnant? Firstly, there is no reason to cease exercising when you are pregnant. In fact, maintaining your strength and fitness will help you with the birth and allow you to get back to normal quicker as well as allowing for an easier pregnancy. But...

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Do pelvic floor gadgets and aids really work?

Do pelvic floor gadgets and aids really work?

Do pelvic floor gadgets and aids really work? And are they better than traditional exercises? Pelvic floor gadget manufacturers make lots of claims about how good their products are at training your pelvic floor muscles. But, as any women’s health physiotherapist will tell you, when it...

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Pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy – An Instant Guide

Pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy – An Instant Guide

What is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy? Pelvic floor rehab is a type of physical therapy that can help mums after they’ve had a baby. Specialist physiotherapists, who have extra training in women’s health, offer pelvic rehab therapy. They can examine your pelvic floor to find...

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When can you have sex after birth?

When can you have sex after birth?

Sex after birth Two of the most common questions I get when doing postnatal Women’s Health check-ups or Healthy Mummy Assessments are ‘when can I start to have sex again?’ and ‘when will I be ready to have sex again?’. While the questions are similar, there is a slight difference and I often...

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Post-pregnancy high impact and high intensity exercise

Post-pregnancy high impact and high intensity exercise

Post-pregnancy high impact and high intensity exercise   Today more women than ever participate in activities that can be described as high impact and/or high intensity such as competitive sports, strength/conditioning with heavy weights or endurance events such as marathons. Many more also...

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