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how to prepare your pelvic floor for birth
Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Perineal Massage, Pregnancy

Preparing the pelvic floor for birth Our pelvic health is important, but often under recognised.  Pregnancy and birth is a time where we are more at risk of pelvic health issues such as incontinence (leaking), or prolapse (eg vaginal bulge/lump). There are actually quite a few ways that we can help prepare our pelvic floor…

Optimal Baby Positioning with Melbourne Midwife
Childbirth, Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pregnancy

This podcast episode is with Jo Terry, founder and managing director of Melbourne Midwife who is a midwife, lactation consultant and childbirth information sharer. Jo offers group birthing classes, private education packages and home visits for lactation support. In today’s episode, we have a discussion around baby optimal positioning for birth, including: – Why is…

How does a TENS machine help in labour?
Pregnancy

I’m so excited to chat to Shari Lyon in this podcast episode, where we are discussing how hormones and the TENS machine can help labour and birth. Shari is one of Australia’s leading Hypnobirthing Practitioners and Childbirth Educators. She is a mum of 2 and self confessed birth nerd and is passionate about supporting women…

Optimal pelvic health during pregnancy
Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy

Quick tips for optimal pelvic health during and after pregnancy. Pelvic floor can become a bit of a buzz word during and after pregnancy, but it is for good reason. Did you know women who have had a baby have a 1 in 3 chance of leaking (urinary incontinence) and a 1 in 2 chance…

How to sleep with pelvic pain during pregnancy
Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pregnancy, Wellbeing

Ahh pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy.  If you have pelvic pain and you’re having difficulty sleeping during pregnancy, you are certainly not alone, as pelvic pain and difficulty sleeping during pregnancy is unfortunately quite common. So, how to sleep with pelvic pain during pregnancy? Let’s discuss 4 important points. — Firstly, what is pelvic pain?—…

Using stairs in pregnancy
Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pregnancy

Can I use stairs in pregnancy? This was a question sent to me via DM on Instagram @fitnestmama, and I thought that it might be a good question to do a podcast topic on. Pregnancy can be an exciting time, but it might also feel like a time when you are googling everything.  And, the…

How to relax tight pelvic floor muscles: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy

‘How do I relax my tight pelvic floor muscles?’ This is a common question, and in this podcast episode I discuss 7 ways to help relax your pelvic floor muscles. Like all muscles, we need them to function properly. If our muscles around our head/neck and shoulders are tight or overactive, we might be predisposed…

Fertility, miscarriage and pregnancy with fertility specialist: Dr Raelia Lew from Knocked Up Podcast and Women’s Health Melbourne
Fertility, Pregnancy

I was honoured to chat with fertility specialist Dr Raelia Lew from Knocked Up Podcast and Women’s Health Melbourne: Fertility & Gynaecology.  In this podcast episode Dr Raelia Lew discusses fertility and pregnancy, reviews possible causes of secondary infertility, prognosis and likelihood of becoming pregnant and different treatment options. Dr Raelia Lew provides some great…

Friday Floor [Pelvic Floor Basics]: Kath Baquie from FitNest Mama
Exercise, Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy

I am super excited to chat to you about this common question today: When should I start doing pelvic floor exercises in pregnancy? It is a question a lot of women DM me on Instagram @fitnestmama to ask. It is a topic we discuss a lot inside the FitNest Mama Membership, as around 50% of the women…

Pregnancy after loss [Part 2]: Robyn Birkin from The Fertility Warriors
Fertility, Pregnancy

Pregnancy after loss might be a time filled with guilt, anxiety and mixed emotions. In this 2nd episode of a two part series with Robyn Birkin, Robyn describes the emotions that can come with pregnancy after miscarriage, including: — What pregnancy after loss feels like— How can I stop worrying about pregnancy after miscarriage?— Is…

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