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.
Stress is often an unavoidable part of normal life. One way or another, it’s bound to affect you in small amounts. Chronic stress on the other hand is far from healthy. Mostly, it affects your emotional wellbeing, but it can also wreak havoc on your pelvic floor.
When you’ve got a million and one things to take care of, your pelvic floor is probably the least of your concerns. But, a strong and healthy pelvic floor can help keep you supported physically and mentally. Read this blog to learn more…
Just like us, our pelvic floors change in form over time. Unfortunately, they will not stay their naturally fit and prime 20's selves. As we age, so do our pelvic floor muscles, that’s why it’s important to care for them and ensure they keep as strong as they can be to support us.
Read this blog to learn how your pelvic floor changes throughout your life…
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…
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…
Taking the leap from tampons and pads to a reusable menstrual cup can be difficult. It’s a whole new way of managing menstruation after all.
But, worry not, there are countless tips available for you to help you understand and use your new menstrual cup.
You’ve probably heard of Kegel exercises, you may have even had a go at them yourself, but are they a regular feature in your fitness regime?
If you’ve tried exercising your pelvic floor and STILL experience little leaks, or maybe you tried once and just forgot all about them, it’s time to enhance your exercises. Read this blog to learn more.
It’s always difficult to avoid succumbing to all the amazing sugary goodness in the world. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate – hell, there’s even sweet treats for those who aren’t a fan of chocolate altogether. Let's face it, it’s hard to resist the urge to embrace a mountain of sugary treats.
We know the main consequences of indulging in too much sugary foods – but did you know exactly how if affects your pelvic floor? Read this blog to discover more.
Sure, you’ve heard them mentioned before, but the thought of using a menstrual cup still makes you squirm. Yet, nearly 90% of women who use a menstrual cup love the confidence that it gives them.
There is a HUGE list of reasons why you should make the jump from tampons or pads to a menstrual cup, so here at Kegel8, we chose a few of our favourite reasons why menstrual cups are the best form of menstruation management. Read this blog to learn more…
8 months after the use of surgical mesh was temporarily banned, those affected are still waiting for answers and solutions to their pain.
Kegel8 has rounded up the latest information on the mesh scandal. Read this blog to learn more.