Antenatal Exercise

Pelvic Floor Exercises -why bother doing them? Article by Fiona Stewart Specialist Physiotherapist in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Exercises -why bother doing them? The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles between the legs which is attached to the symphysis pubis at the front and the coccyx at the back. Think of your pelvis as a bowl and the pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) as the bottom of the bowl. The PFM`s […]

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Cheese, Seeds and Sunshine- The low down on Calcium and Vitamin D during pregnancy : Guest Post Laura Clark ( Dietitian)

Cheese, seeds and sunshine – the low down on calcium and vitamin D during pregnancy In pregnancy food takes on a whole different meaning. What can I eat? What should I eat? What do I feel like eating?! Two really important nutrients to consider are calcium and vitamin D. As you head into your final […]

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Pelvic Girdle Pain?

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – now called Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) – is a common pregnancy problem.  1 in 5 women in pregnancy experience some level of pelvic pain – either at the front or back of the pelvis. The severity of the symptoms varies and the pain is not always progressive. It can be […]

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So Should I Exercise During Pregnancy?

Exercise during pregnancy is often a bit of a grey area. Pregnancy is an amazing time when your body changes rapidly to provide for your growing baby, but who do you turn to for advice on exercising during this unique time? Often, many healthcare professionals that you will come into contact with during and after […]

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Beat Stress Incontinence!

STRESS INCONTINENCE   A GIGGLE, A COUGH AND A TRICKLE?   Have you ever been caught completely by surprise when you have laughed, coughed, or sneezed and suddenly lost control of your bladder?    If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, you should be aware that 5 million women under the age […]

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