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What Do The Pelvic Floor Muscles Do In Pregnancy and After?

The Pelvic floor muscles (PFM’s) are the main supporting muscles during pregnancy.   They support the growing baby, performing optimally throughout the 9 months – without problems of incontinence, organ prolapse, sexual problems and pelvic instability.   Then for labour the pelvic floor muscles have to “release and open” for the baby […]

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How not to have an episiotomy

Episiotomies Episiotomies used to be performed routine, however in more recent times they are felt unnecessary and cause unnecessary trauma to the perineum and can be more a problem to heal than a tear. In 2012, a Cochrane Systematic Review collated the results of all the randomised controlled trials involving […]

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Pilates in Pregnancy

Pilates in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special time for a women when the body goes through many changes to grow a baby. This means the women’s body is stronger and more supple than normal due to the hormonal changes taking place and its ability to cope with the demands of the changing shape […]

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