We live in a world where women have to pay a price for what mother nature has declared for us. A world where some girls in countries like Zimbabwe miss days of school every month because they have limited access to sanitary wear. Some females use clothes, cotton wool and even newspapers when they are menstruating. The lack of access to adequate sanitary wear is one limitation, but the most prominent is the financial limitation. The menstrual cup is the answer because it is step closer to ending period poverty for every female who has fallen victim to this.
"One of the most important things a person can do for their pelvic health is to keep good, regular bowel movements going. However, too many women do not prioritise this time and end up constipated as a result."
In this blog, Registered Dietitian Dalia Maori writes about the important of nutrition in avoiding and treating constipation.
Want to know the best exercise techniques for your pelvic floor?
Watch Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, teach Stephanie Taylor, Founder and managing Director of Kegel8, techniques to strengthen and support the pelvic floor muscles.
Women are complex. Not just our minds! Our bodies are extremely complex, like men, only different. There are a large number of organs in a small space in our pelvis. The bladder, the womb, ovaries and intestines are all within this bony space sitting above the pelvic floor. In a woman’s lifetime she may go through pregnancy, childbirth, heavy lifting, sports, weight gain and the delicate pelvic organs are all supported by this muscle group.
In this blog, Dr Louise Wiseman writes about why you should consider Kegel8 for pelvic health treatment.
Kegel exercises are as important as any other form of exercise when looking to improve and maintain a healthy body. They help especially to strengthen the pelvic floor and reduce the likelihood of bladder leakage. Yet only 38% of women who suffer from urinary incontinence admit to exercising their pelvic floor.
Magda Pegowska, a health and fitness YouTuber, suffered from light incontinence following childbirth but didn’t see any problem with it – until the issue worsened over time and developed into a prolapse. But, Magda was determined to take control of her bladder health. This is her story…
By now, we all know the importance of the pelvic floor in relation to incontinence. Yet only 38% of women who suffer from urinary incontinence admit to exercising their pelvic floor. Only 1 in 3 women speak to their doctor about urinary leakage; with 22% of women not even viewing incontinence as a health problem!
Sophie Claus began to suffer from incontinence following a total hysterectomy at age 32. But, she wasn't going to let the incontinence take over. This is her story...
The use of vaginal pessaries to support pelvic organ prolapse dates back centuries and was written about in the world’s oldest documented medical literature. Historically, pessaries have provided a low-cost and safer alternative surgery and in modern times they can be used for women for whom surgery is either not possible or desired.
In this article Grace Carey explains what a pessary is, how they work, and why you may need one.
Isn't it an amazing feeling when your consultant or GP gives you the all clear after childbirth, or post-hysterectomy/gynaecological surgery?!
But, what can you do to restore your strength?
Louise Field specialises in fitness training for women. Founder of Adore Your Pelvic Floor, Louise delivers workshops in pelvic health and exercise to the community, fitness professionals, and health professionals across the country.
"I can’t remember ever being told to hold my tummy in, but the message got through some how and I like all women am a tummy tucker, who chronically holds her tummy in. That was until I found out this was not helping my pelvic floor."
Check out our blog from women's health and fitness coach and founder of Strong to the Core, Baz Moffat.
Most of us would like to lose weight. But, we’d also like to keep our pelvic health in tip top condition too.
Being healthy and fit is often one of our top priorities. But what happens when improving one part of your health negatively impacts on another? This can often be the case for people who are trying to lose weight.
We’re so focused on improving our outside appearance that we forget that our insides need a little TLC and maintenance too!