Pelvic girdle pain and stress urinary incontinence are common in pregnant women. These symptoms often occur due to hormonal changes and the ever increasing weight of your baby and uterus.
You may notice that you leak urine when you sneeze or find it harder to hold your urine when you need to ‘go’. Urinary incontinence in pregnancy should not be ignored. Research suggests that if you develop symptoms during your pregnancy, or within 6 weeks following childbirth, you are more likely to suffer from incontinence 5 years later.
Pelvic floor exercises aren’t just for women — for men they can help with erectile dysfunction and incontinence too.
Be Body Confident, Body Fit & Body Aware... For Motherhood. For Life! Our specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist, Andrea Shaw can help to optimise your recovery after the birth of your baby. You may not have had a postnatal NHS check-up & have lots of questions relating to recovery and what you are physically able to do. Doing the wrong types of exercise can lead to more harm than good. We recommend booking our "New Mum MOT" from 6 weeks onward. What does our New Mum MOT include? 60 minute post-natal assessment with our Specialist Physiotherapist, Andrea: M measure pelvic floor strength & tummy gap; scar tissue reduction techniques O observe your posture, assessing any physical problems arising from pregnancy & birth with a thorough head to toe assessment T teach you how to return to exercise safely, with your personal exercise plan and advice.