Pelvic Health In the Press

Huge increase in Brits seeking help from Dr Google for intimate health issues

One of our goals here at Kegel 8 is to have open conversations and break the taboo around pelvic floor and intimate health. However, according to new data, there is still a long way to go in educating women about their bodies, what is and isn’t normal, and when to see a doctor...
2 December 2021
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‘Winter vagina’: Fact or fiction?

‘Winter vagina’: Fact or fiction?

With World Menopause Day fast approaching, the topic is on everyone’s lips. The symptoms are being widely discussed, from headaches and hot flashes to breast tenderness and vaginal dryness.
15 October 2021
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Did You Know Your Favourite Celebs Suffered from These Pelvic Floor Disorders?

Did You Know Your Favourite Celebs Suffered from These Pelvic Floor Disorders?

It’s not uncommon for women to experience little leaks or even pelvic organ prolapse, but it’s far from normal! 1 in 3 women suffer from some kind of pelvic floor disorder, including those in the limelight!

Read this blog to learn more...

31 January 2020
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The Role of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of the Pelvic Floor Muscles

The Role of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of the Pelvic Floor Muscles

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common problem, particularly for women. A weakness in the pelvic floor muscles can lead to one or more disorders developing, such as urinary incontinence or a pelvic organ prolapse. To combat this, it is advised that the pelvic floor muscles are exercised to strengthen them and help them become more supportive. However, more than 30% of women are unable to detect their pelvic floor muscles to produce an effective contraction. The introduction of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in pelvic healthcare poses a significant benefit in the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles.

20 September 2019
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Are New Mums Discriminated Against in the Workplace?

Are New Mums Discriminated Against in the Workplace?

More than 1 in 2 pregnant women and mothers feel they are discriminated against when it comes to climbing the career ladder and pay rises, according to a recent survey by The Mummy MOT.

84% of women become pregnant during their lifetimes, meaning women are more than likely to fall pregnant during pivotal times in their career.

18 July 2019
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The Mesh Scandal - One Year On...

The Mesh Scandal - One Year On...

One year ago, the use of mesh in surgeries to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was immediately stopped. Cases of extreme pain and even loss of mobility soon followed suit after thousands of women across the UK began to share their stories.

But where do we stand now?

11 July 2019
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How Common are Little Leaks? (And How You Can Easily Avoid Them!)

How Common are Little Leaks? (And How You Can Easily Avoid Them!)

1 in 3 women are affected by urine leakage daily. Incontinence, although common, is not normal, and you do not have to pad the problem or be embarrassed to talk to your GP about your symptoms. From 17th – 23rd June, the International Continence Society and the World Federation of Incontinence Patients are running their annual World Continence Week 2019.

17 June 2019
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NICE Says the Vaginal Mesh Ban Can Be Lifted with Changes

NICE Says the Vaginal Mesh Ban Can Be Lifted with Changes

In July 2018, the use of mesh in surgeries to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was immediately stopped. After being fitted to thousands of women across the UK, cases of extreme pain and even loss of mobility started to come to light.

Now, almost 9 months on, the ban may be lifted.

2 April 2019
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The Comprehensive Mother's Day Gift Guide

The Comprehensive Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day – a 24-hour period where all mums deserve to be spoiled rotten. They definitely deserve it. But, heads up: you’ve only got one week left to grab your gifts.

Of course, this is when the panic ensues. What will she want? ‘Nothing’, she said, but you know that you can’t just settle with that. Want to get her something that she’ll really appreciate? Read this blog to discover more…

25 March 2019
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The Relationship Between Gymnastics and the Pelvic Floor

The Relationship Between Gymnastics and the Pelvic Floor

With the 2019 Gymnastics World Cup quickly approaching, it won’t be long until we see some amazingly-talented athletes demonstrate their ability in a world-class performance. But, the physical demands of the sport also challenge the ability of the pelvic floor.

Your pelvic floor is vital in supporting your pelvic organs and for controlling your bladder and bowel. Yet 3 in 5 gymnasts suffer from urine leakage. Read this blog to discover the relationship between gymnastics and the pelvic floor…

22 March 2019
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