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By Kegel8 30 October 2012 36 Views
Prolapse 'Natural' in Women After Two Vaginal Deliveries?

Prolapse 'Natural' in Women After Two Vaginal Deliveries?

I was catching up on Blogs from Pelvic Floor Gurus around the world and something Aussie Physio Sue Croft recounted struck a chord with me.  Whilst attending the IUGA (International Urogynaecologists Association) conference she heard  one of the speakers say that Grade 2 Vaginal prolapse should be considered 'normal' in any woman who had had two vaginal deliveries.

By Kegel8 26 October 2012 60 Views
Sexual Abuse - The Physical Scars Last a Lifetime

Sexual Abuse - The Physical Scars Last a Lifetime

In 1976 I was 15 and Jimmy Savile came to our school.

I remember it well. Our sewing teacher had made a 'Jim'll Fix It' puppet, cookery teachers baked celebration Union Jack cakes and buns and the entire school rolled out the red carpet. Susan Parker and I were chosen on behalf of the school to present him with the puppet and pose for the local newspaper. Yes, in those days it was front page stuff because he was a 'Celebrity'. Today his front page status is for an entirely different reason.
By Kegel8 24 October 2012 253 Views
Are Fibroids Making You Incontinent?

Are Fibroids Making You Incontinent?

Fibroids are small tumours that grow in or on the wall of the womb, the number and size can vary - fibroids are not cancerous but they do cause a lot of discomfort including heavy periods, painful periods and irregular periods. It is thought that oestrogen stimulates the growth of fibroids and menopausal women seldom suffer with condition. Fibroids can range from the size of a walnut to larger than a grapefruit and they grow and shrink according to hormone levels.
By Kegel8 18 October 2012 84 Views
Bodyform Pads Spoof Film Goes Viral

Bodyform Pads Spoof Film Goes Viral

This is the week that the makers of Bodyform pads scored a massive PR hit with a spoof complaint on its Facebook page. Puzzled 'boyfriend' Richard Neill posted a comment on the Facebook page of Bodyform on 8 October, explaining how confused he was after seeing their adverts for their period panty pads.
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By Kegel8 17 October 2012 39 Views
Kegel8 Letter to Good Health Editor, The Daily Mail

Kegel8 Letter to Good Health Editor, The Daily Mail

Following The Daily Mail covering incontinence in their health pages, our Managing Director Stephanie Taylor wrote with her reply to the article. Dear Justine, First of all I must congratulate you for tackling such a taboo subject as incontinence as you did in the piece that appeared yesterday. This really is the last taboo Justine, and we here at Kegel8 try to do our best to educate and inform women of options and to try to instil in them that like brushing your teeth, pelvic floor exercises are a vital part of looking after your body and need to be done daily.
By Kegel8 17 October 2012 37 Views
Pelvic Problems featured in The Daily Mail

Pelvic Problems featured in The Daily Mail

A Daily Mail Article featuring Mark Slack, a consultant urogynaecologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge seems to have prompted some very painful comments from women about the mesh TVT operation in particular - here's just a taster.
By Kegel8 15 October 2012 38 Views
Brace Your Pelvic Floor to Prevent Bladder Accidents

Brace Your Pelvic Floor to Prevent Bladder Accidents

The time for winter colds and flu are nearly upon us so here's a helpful hint from Kegel8 - "Squeeze before you sneeze"
By Kegel8 11 October 2012 46 Views
Lorraine Kelly and Dr Hilary's Secret Surgery - The Bladder Weakness Epidemic

Lorraine Kelly and Dr Hilary's Secret Surgery - The Bladder Weakness Epidemic

If you happened to see the Lorraine Kelly show on ITV this morning you might just realise how important pelvic health can be especially after seeing Dr Hilary's Secret Surgery.
By Kegel8 10 October 2012 91 Views
Living with IBS and Mucosal Prolapse

Living with IBS and Mucosal Prolapse

I'm a kind of 'half full' woman rather than 'half empty' and I have a positive attitude towards life. I have suffered with IBS for 20 years and two years ago I was diagnosed as having anal mucosal lining prolapse (a form of rectal prolapse) - that one was a tough one to smile though - the thought of my rectum descending out of my anus was both terrifying and shocking.
By Kegel8 31 July 2012 63 Views
Olympian Body – how would you pad this incontinence problem?

Olympian Body – how would you pad this incontinence problem?

As we celebrate the spectacle that is the Olympic Games, let's spare a thought for the sacrifices of these dedicated, focussed and driven young women.