News — pelvic floor

Prolapse and Exercise - so what is to know?

Prolapse and Exercise - so what is to know?

What is Vaginal Prolapse? Usually our pelvic organs (bladder, uterus and bowel) are supported by a hammock of connective tissue and muscles. If this support system isn’t working as it should, it can lead to one or more of these organs descending into the vagina, which is called a ‘vaginal prolapse’.  A prolapse can be categorized into different types – a front (or anterior) wall prolapse, which is the bladder or urethra coming down, a back (or posterior) wall prolapse, which is the rectum or small bowel coming down, or a uterine prolapse, which is the womb dropping down. It...

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What’s the pain down there 👇?

What’s the pain down there 👇?

1 in 5 pregnant woman develop some degree of pelvic girdle pain. It doesn’t have an impact on the unborn baby but Mum to be struggles with pain and movement. PGP in pregnancy is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a misalignment or stiffness of your pelvic joints at either the back or front of your pelvis. PGP is not harmful to your baby, but it can cause severe pain around your pelvic area and make it difficult for you to get around. Different women have different symptoms, and in some women PGP is worse than in others. Symptoms...

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Why This Move Would Make Some Mums Cross Their Legs Tight....

Why This Move Would Make Some Mums Cross Their Legs Tight....

Many woman struggle with urinary incontinence post birth....firstly it is completely normal and extremely common. It is caused from being pregnant and giving birth stretches the muscles of your pelvic floor — (the muscles that keep your bladder closed). Weakened pelvic floor muscles can’t stop your bladder from leaking. This leaking happens mostly when you cough, sneeze, lift or exercise. You may also find that you can’t wait when you want to pass urine. (It;'s known as stress incontinence) The pelvic floor consists of layers of muscles that stretch like a supportive hammock from the pubic bone (in front) to the end of the...

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Bladder Leakage Postpartum

Bladder Leakage Postpartum

Why was it so important for MUMMACTIV to bring out a piece, in their collection, that had bladder leakage functionality?  Did you know that women who have given birth are 2.5 times more likely to have urinary incontinence than women who have not? A vaginal delivery is linked to a high rate of urinary incontinence in the period directly after birth with: –    21% of women experience urinary incontinence after their first vaginal delivery with spontaneous birth–    36% of women experience urinary incontinence after their first vaginal delivery with forceps delivery   "Even a seemingly uneventful pregnancy and delivery can change...

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