Pelvic Floor

Why I No Longer Worry About My Mummy Tummy In Formal Wear And Have Embraced My Working Mumbod

Amelia Mustapha | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Parents
Amelia Mustapha

mum bod My working mum body is pure function. I no longer feel tiredness or pain in the same way (I can hold a wee through a two hour meeting whilst barely registering the discomfort) and any worries I had about my mummy tummy in formal work wear were long ago overtaken by those of leaking breasts and sneezing with a weakened pelvic floor.

Yoga Exercises To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor In Pregnancy

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

One of the biggest concerns for pregnant and post natal women is the pelvic floor - how they can help prepare for labour and how they strengthen after the birth. Yoga is a great way to prepare for all aspects of child birth and is relaxing and effective way to develop the pelvic floor.

Incontinence, Let's Talk About It

Denise Lewis | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Lewis

A lot of people in the UK have a weak pelvic floor, but the problem is we Brits don't talk about it! In fact according to recent research 60% of British women feel embarrassed about their incontinence and 46% have learned to "just live with it". It's a real taboo, but it's not like this everywhere.

Crossing Your Legs While Coughing and Sneezing? How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

help. The yoga tradition has a focus on mula bandha - translating as "the root lock", often considered as the energetic closing of the base of the pot. Mula bandha is a very powerful but subtle practice, it links to the physical action required to strengthen the pelvic floor.

How Long Does It Really Take to Recover After Pregnancy and Birth?

Karen Laing | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Laing

In 11 years working a pre and post natal exercise expert throughout London and West Essex I've seen a lot of pregnant and post natal mums. Probably close to the 500 pregnancies now. And what's the most common question? When will I get 'me' back again?

Peeing In The Shower Could Improve Your Sex Life, According To Gwyneth

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To pee in the shower or not to pee? That's the question that has long divided the nation. But now, thanks to an article published on Gwyneth Paltro...

This Simple Exercise Will Improve Your Sex Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What if we told you that there was a simple exercise you could do anywhere, at almost any time, which could increase your chances of reaching orgasm? ...

Why Incontinence Doesn't Need to be a Taboo Subject

Professor Karen Middleton | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Karen Middleton

A poll of about 1,900 women that we conducted with Netmums revealed that half of those who developed incontinence after childbirth had never spoken to anyone about the problem. Only one in three had spoken about it to their partner and just 19 per cent discussed it with a family member.

Diastasis Recti, Your Pelvic Floor and... Your Shoes, What's the Connection?

Wendy Powell | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Powell

Conditioning our core doesn't mean we need to do 'hardcore' ab exercises. And for post-natal women, whose cores are compromised, it really should never be about starting there. Instead we need to learn how to re-connect with our core muscles - You can't strengthen a muscle your brain isn't talking to.

C-Section Tummy - 4 Reasons Why and 4 Things That Will Help

Jenny Burrell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Burrell

Your body shape has changed. Your skin, muscles and other connective tissues stretched during your pregnancy and have not yet returned to their previous level of tension. This has probably led to an excess of skin/flesh immediately above or actually hanging over your scar.

Post-Natal Body Confidence - Is Yours Still Missing?

Wendy Powell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Powell

The six-week post-natal check-up as you postpartum 'checkout' is wildly inadequate as, for some, the repercussions of pregnancy can take a while to surface. Pregnancy took 9 months, and it is perfectly reasonable that our bodies can take at least that long, if not a year or more, to fully recover.

Pelvic Floor Weakness - Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

Wendy Powell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Powell

Backache and urine leakage, for example, suggest a weak core. Without strengthening your mid-section and pelvic floor, pelvic organ prolapse is a real risk. Your core includes your pelvic floor, and the entire system needs to function optimally for a strong midsection.

Changing the World, One Clench at a Time...

Elaine Miller | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Elaine Miller

I missed my huge Wrap Party at the end of my Fringe run. Shame. The last Saturday is traditionally, a big party night. I spent it in bed with a hot ...

Stars, Stats, Smiles and Squeezes

Elaine Miller | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Elaine Miller

The best feedback I can have are smiles - and I have learned that standing on the upper stage on the Royal Mile and yelling about incontinence at the people passing by makes them smile. Though, some of them may have been grimacing.

Flyering - Fear, Flirting and Firming

Elaine Miller | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Elaine Miller

Well, we're five days in to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and I have learned a few things. Indeed, my learning curve has been so steep I could have done with some crampons...

Russian Gymnast Lifts Weights With World’s Strongest Vagina (NSWF VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

You may be feeling smug about those pelvic floor exercises you remembered to do at the bus stop the other day, but spare a thought for the Russian gym...

Three Reasons Your Workout Isn't Flattening Your Post-Baby Tummy (and What Will!)

Wendy Powell | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Powell

In more than a decade as a pre/postnatal exercise specialist, I have worked with thousands of women to restore their stomach and pelvic floor, find their lost waistline, and a little bit of lost mojo.

Beyoncé Bounces Back: Celebrity Pressures and Baby Weight Miracles!

Marc Marchant | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Marchant

Beyoncé has appeared in public looking incredibly slim, and showing little sign of her recent pregnancy. She only gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter six weeks ago, and fake-bump rumours aside, she looks incredible!