Talented Comedian, Physiotherapist, head Gusset Gripper, and friend of Kegel8, Elaine Miller has hit the headlines this week.
In a film for the BBC, Elaine meets a group of new mums to discuss the importance of pelvic floor exercises following pregnancy and childbirth. The video has now been viewed more than 1.6 million times on Facebook alone and has been trending all week on the BBC news homepage.
We're delighted that so many people are interested in learning more about pelvic floor exercises. Even if it took Elaine having to dress up as a vulva to achieve it...
Here at Kegel8, as many of you will know, we are extremely passionate about your pelvic floor health and we want as many people as possible to be blessed with the knowledge that will ensure they too will have a healthy pelvic floor.
Waist training is the new craze, celebrity fans such as Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba swear by its effectiveness and post regular snaps on Instagram of them sporting their waists being clinched tightly by these new trainers.
A recent survey by Which? UK found 7/10 mums who used a labour TENS machine found it helped reduce the pain of giving birth. Not only is Kegel8 Mother Nurture a fantastic labour TENS with a boost button, helping you through contractions, it is also a pelvic toner to strengthen your pelvic floor before and after pregnancy.
At the end of last week, our fabulous Kegel8 Trainer was featured in the Daily Mail, alongside a statistic regarding the effect that weight loss has on the pelvic floor. Find out here what difference a mere 10% weight loss can make...
Today's Sun newspaper broke the news of Russian gymnast Tatyana Kozhevnikova with the headline 'The woman with the world's strongest VAGINA!'
Tatyana can lift a 14kg kettlebell with her 'nether regions' - as the Sun puts it. However, we know that it's not her vagina she's lifting it with; it's her pelvic floor muscles. This takes pelvic floor exercise to the extreme, and the article has attracted a wide ranging reactions, from shock and awe: “You've got to see it to believe it!” to crude disbelief and in some cases, outright disgust, with one reader simply commenting: “Gross”.
This week we're spreading the power of Kegel8-ing even further across the globe by exhibiting at Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai. It's the biggest healthcare event in the Middle East and marks a big step for us in taking our Kegel8 units worldwide.
What started as a film exploring the experiences of pregnant women in Kenya rapidly became a historical journey into the shocking cruelty suffered by some Irish women during childbirth in the 1950's and 1960's. Symphysiotomies involved breaking the woman's pelvis during childbirth - using a hacksaw. This break would enable the pelvis to be stretched wider - with disastrous consequences for the mothers.