In an ideal world, we’d all learn about pelvic floor health in Highschool and be fully equipped to care for our pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, so in today’s episode we delve into pelvic floor health, answering questions I believe all women should know.
What are the pelvic floor muscles?
Why do I need to know about them?
What do pelvic floor problems look like?
When should I get help with my pelvic floor muscles?
How do I best look after my pelvic floor muscles?
This is generalized information and can’t replace personalized professional care, but I do hope it empowers you to take control of your pelvic floor health. In addition, I will run through a few exercises you can perform to begin strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.
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There is a wealth of information available to prepare mums-to-be for their pregnancy and birthing experience. Unfortunately, many mums find themselves unprepared and uncertain in the time that follows.
My Special Guest today is the lovely Jen Butler host of The Early Parenting Podcast. She is a midwife, maternal child health nurse, sleep consultant, lactation consultant, and soon to be mum of three. I ask Jen to share her top tips for life with a newborn. Jen talks about preparing for new motherhood, setting up support structures with your tribe, and knowing when to ask for help. We talk about the uncertainty of this time and the mindsets that might lead you astray.
Sit back, unwind, and slow down as you listen to this episode.
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