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Diastasis Recti - What It Is and How to Treat It

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Diastasis recti is a condition of the abdominal muscles that affects both men and women and even babies. The causes can vary, such as lifting heavy weights, lifting with poor technique or being overweight. We'll look at what causes diastasis recti, how to tell if you have it and what you can do to treat it, even long after you have given birth.  

What Does An Antenatal Physiotherapist Do?

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A women's health physiotherapist works with a broad range of women's health matters, including issues related to pregnancy. Amongst other treatments, they help women with pelvic floor physio, prolapse, incontinence, back pain, scar treatment and breastfeeding problems. Women can suffer from these challenges and more after giving birth. But...

Is It Normal To Experience Painful Intercourse After Childbirth?

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Many women experience painful intercourse, or ‘dyspareunia’ at some point in their lives, and one of the most common is following childbirth but it is not normal. ‘How soon after having a baby’ is something that women’s health physiotherapists, midwives, GP's  hear a lot. 

Why Should I Get A Pregnancy MOT?

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Pregnancy can be a stressful time. Even when everything is going perfectly well, it’s a big responsibility knowing you are carrying a growing baby and it’s easy to feel like you’re not doing things right – even when you probably are.

How To Treat Pregnancy-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Mother’s Thumb

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Have you heard of the term ‘mother’s thumb?’ If you haven’t, it might be something you become more familiar with as you progress through your pregnancy.

When Can I Return To Exercise Postpartum?

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After nine months carrying your new baby, it can be tempting once you give birth to rush to return to the way things were previously, before you have given yourself a chance to properly recover. Both carrying, and having a baby, are physically and mentally demanding though, and it’s important to make sure you give yourself enough time to heal properly before rushing back to certain aspects of your earlier life – most notably, exercise. 

Treating Blocked Ducts And Mastitis By Therapeutic Ultrasound

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The benefits of breastfeeding your baby are well documented, and while it is always a new mother’s choice as to whether she would prefer to feed by breast or bottle, some women are left with no choice thanks to feeling ill with a fever, breast pain, redness and swelling – which are all symptoms of mastitis.

How To Heal Your Scars After An Episiotomy Or Tear During Childbirth

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While childbirth is one of the most wonderful abilities we have been given, it’s also one that can come at a physical cost. Once you have your new baby it’s important to focus on what’s important – that they are safe and well. But it’s also important to consider your own wellbeing and do what you can to make yourself feel physically and mentally well.

How Women’s Health Physiotherapy Can Help With Urinary Incontinence

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Your body starts going through major changes as soon as you get pregnant and before the bump even starts showing. You may be one of the lucky ones who and experience few, or even no unpleasant symptoms, but you might find that due to the way your body moves and changes, the pressure on your pelvis leads to you experiencing urinary incontinence.

How To Deal With Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy

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Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy is something that is relatively common and experienced by a number of women. PGP is caused by the joints moving unevenly at the front or back of your pelvis, which can lead to the pelvic girdle becoming less stable and can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms.

What To Expect During A Pregnancy Massage

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In addition to being a relaxing and enjoyable way to spoil yourself as an expectant mother, pregnancy massage is also highly beneficial for the emotional and physiological wellbeing of both yourself and your baby.

How Can Women's Health Physiotherapy Help My Pelvic Floor?

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The pelvic floor muscles are something that are easy to take for granted, as while they are working well, you won't really notice them. When they aren't doing their job properly though - as is common following pregnancy - they can lead to a range of unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms.

Kinesio Taping in Pregnancy

You have probably seen Kinesio taping used if you have watched any major sporting events, from the Olympic games to a professional football match. Even casual weekend runners can be seen wearing this increasingly popular sports tape that can help with a wide range of pain symptoms.  

The Mummy MOT®

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Are you not feeling quite like yourself after having your baby? As a mother, it is important to remember that looking after your own health and wellbeing is just as important as looking after your baby's health.