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.
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.
Read this blog to learn more...
The time for winter colds and flu are nearly upon us so here's a helpful hint from Kegel8 - "Squeeze before you sneeze!"
Read this blog to learn how to prevent bladder accidents...
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.
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.
Read this blog to learn more...
As we celebrate the spectacle that is the Olympic Games, let's spare a thought for the sacrifices of these dedicated, focused and driven young women.
CONGRATS Bradley Wiggins - winner of the 2012 Tour de France bike race.
In recession Britain we need as much good news as we can get so sharing in his success this weekend is as welcome as saying goodbye to the recent rains and floods. Hopefully the combination of 'Bradley-cycle-mania', good weather and visions of those uber-fit Olympians will trickle down to us couch potatoes and trigger a whole new wave of cycling activity.
A strong pelvic floor is crucial for the prevention of pelvic floor prolapse. This encompasses prolapse of the vaginal walls, bladder, uterus and bowel. The weakening of these muscles can also lead to diminished sexual sensation and reduced libido, stress incontinence, a reduction in bowel and flatus control. Some may also experience discomfort during intercourse.
Prolapse is something most of us don't know much about - until it happens to us and it's too late. Kegel8 Founder, Stephanie Taylor, gives tips on tell tale signs of a weak pelvic floor that should not be ignored and explains how Kegel8 can help to prevent prolapse, and also help you if you have a prolapse.
Here at Kegel8 we get lots of questions about prolapse and exercises to avoid during prolapse. We know that many women are frightened by the initial diagnosis of prolapse and many become afraid to exercise - frightened to make the prolapse worse or damage the pelvic floor further.
By following these simple tips and exercise rules from Top Aussie Physio, Michelle Kenway, you can learn how to take care of your pelvic floor, and what exercises to avoid, and which ones are beneficial for prolapse. It is vital that you learn more about your prolapse and how to strengthen your pelvic using exercises, posture changes and lifestyle changes - every journey starts with a step, and in the case of prolapse, every journey starts with a Kegel.