Women go through many phases during their lives. Puberty, pregnancy and menopause are the most obvious. These phases can create some physical changes, which if left unchecked, could create long term issues.
Pelvic Floor Health
As many as 1 in 3 women will experience bladder or bowel symptoms and on average it can take up to 5 years for them to seek help. Many women think these symptoms are just what happens after pregnancy, with high impact exercise or with age.
My main aim is to help women improve these symptoms using my experience and knowledge gained over the last 15 years.
I am passionate about helping women talk about pelvic pain, weakness or prolapse and beginning to break the taboo around these topics. I am optimistic that we can empower women to manage the physical issues and make sure they are living the lives they want.
This is an exciting and equally nerve wracking time in any women's life. As your body progresses through the pregnancy you will go many physical changes. These are all perfectly normal but can often be scary. I am able to give treatment, advice and self management tips to help you navigate any issues and enjoy your pregnancy. If you are struggling with pain, pelvic floor issues or any other symptoms, do get in touch to discuss how I can help you.
This can be such a complicated phase, the 4th trimester is a mash up of minimal sleep, hormones, emotions and occasional joy!
It is very common to feel "different" after giving birth but this is not something that you should put up with. Many women assume that because they have grown a human, pushed (or maybe pulled) it out, they will have inevitable damage. If you are leaking (bladder or bowel), have pain or a heaviness in your bowel or vagina then this can be assessed and, in the vast majority of cases, improved.
All women are going to go through this change! There are a million different symptoms and it seems like a million different ways to manage them. In my work I am keen to help women navigate this journey with healthy pelvic floors, improving fitness and a sustainable long term health plan. There is so much more we can do than just sob into our gins, stop all the things we enjoy because they hurt and think our lives are over. Be prepared, strong and ready for The Change.