Young Mums Risking Pelvic Floor Health
"Pregnant women and young mums are ignoring their pelvic floor health, despite almost three out of four experiencing urinary leakage, new research has found. A study of 1000 Australia mums and mums-to-be found that despite being in a high risk category for developing incontinence, 98 per cent failed to do the daily recommended level of pelvic floor exercises." This article gives all the information and advice on pelvic floor health in young mums.
The Terrifying Softness of Motherhood
"Parenting books promising to save our sleep (and tame our toddlers) and the yummy mummy movement have something in common. Both contemporary trends capitalise on women’s fear of motherhood. Or that’s what I think, anyway. As a second-time parent there is something now peculiar to me about how frightened we all are of the transforming effect of motherhood."
A Beautiful Body Project
"Jade Beall is an amazing woman with an amazing mission. Rebelling against the world of air brushing and digital enhancement that proliferates our society, she seeks to shine a light on genuine beauty and the stories behind it. While photographers create glorious images of bellies ripe with babies, how many come back afterwards to photograph the beauty of the post birth body." This article by Yvette Barton gives information about a KickStarter project for A Beautiful Body Book Project.
Bouncing Back Postpartum
"This is the message that caregivers, educators and women at large need to deliver loud and strong to all pregnant and postpartum women. Your postpartum form is neither unhealthy nor unattractive." This article captures the feelings and views on image for postpartum women and gives a positive message throughout it.
Wondering what to do with your placenta?
“Well you also have the option to encapsulate your placenta and ingest it.”........ blank stares, open mouths, nervous giggles, or simply no registration at all. This is the normal response I see when talking about the third stage of labour in my calmbirth® classes. I have been encapsulating women’s placentas for over two years now and what once seemed to me like sacred “ooga booga” has now reached the brink of mainstream and almost all of the families I support as a doula, and a high percentage of my calmbirth® clients seek my services for this beneficial service.
Contraception can help prevent pregnancy occurring; either by stopping the release of this egg, preventing the fertilised egg implanting in the uterus or preventing the sperm reaching the egg. There are several contraceptive methods that work by combining these preventative strategies.
Incontinence- The silent epidemic
For many women urinary incontinence is a clear problem without a clear cause, or solution. Urinary incontinence is distressing and embarrassing and can impact significantly on women’s lives.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic floor exercises are an important part of your fitness program. The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles stretching across the floor of the pelvis. Attaching to your pubic bone at the front, the pelvic floor muscles stretch across the floor of your pelvis and attach to the coccyx at the back.
Pelvic Floor Myths
Many pelvic floor myths exist and need debunking. Everyone who leaks urine will feel embarrassed and most will suffer in silence; fewer still will get help. Today we still feel uncomfortable talking about incontinence and many want to continue believing that it is only an issue for the old folks home.
ABO Incompatibility in Newborns
ABO incompatibility is a common and generally mild type of haemolytic disease in babies. The term haemolytic disease means that red blood cells are broken down more quickly than usual.
The Postnatal Woman: What to Expect
Information available to women once they have a baby is sadly lacking. All the focus of information is mainly on the pregnancy and birth