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A Brief Overview about Stress Incontinence

By Heba | June 29, 2018

Stress incontinence causes your urine to leak whenever pressure is applied on your pelvic floor, especially when your bladder is full. This usually happens during certain physical activity or sudden movements. Stress incontinence is the most common type of incontinence that women, especially those who have given birth in the past, experience and suffer from.…

Everything you Need to Know About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Heba | June 14, 2018

Pelvic organ prolapse is a common type of pelvic disorder that may affect many women. Actually, a third of all women experience prolapse or a similar condition at some point in their lifetime. Want to know more about this condition? Proceed to the sections that follow.     What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? The term…

Tips for a Fast Recovery after C- Section

By Heba | May 12, 2018

Most women usually prefer and try their hardest to give birth normally. Who can blame them, it is not only more economical but also allows for less healing time than a C-section. Because a C-section is an invasive surgical procedure, the recovery that follows is much more complicated than after a vaginal birth. It requires…

How to Provide Nutrition for Mum Brain

By Heba | May 9, 2018

Ever heard of pregnancy brain or “momnesia”? It is a common occurrence when pregnant women or new mums experience bouts of forgetfulness. Research shows that while pregnant and during early motherhood, the unusually high hormone levels and new priorities are the primary reasons for mums to experience this.     Dr. Jane Martin, the director…

6 Essential Women’s Health Checks Every Mom Needs in 2018

By Heba | January 7, 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a new mom or a long-time mom, here are some essential women’s health checks you should schedule for 2018. From pelvic floor checks to hormone checks, period checks and mental health checks, we’ve got you covered. 1. Pelvic Floor & Pelvic Organ Prolapse Check Did you know that women’s health physiotherapists…

3 Things Mothers Need to Know About Their Body After Baby

By Heba | January 2, 2018

As published in Living Now Magazine Jan/Feb 2018 https://livingnow.com.au/body-after-baby/ Here are 3 things mothers need to know about their body after baby. Do any of these 3 things affect you? You can begin your healing so you can get back to the lifestyle you love by joining our Mother Nurture Community & Program. Find out…

5 Essential Nutrition Tips for Busy Mothers

By Heba | October 15, 2017

Regardless of whether you’ve just given birth or if you’ve been a mother for more than 10 years, there are a few basic nutrition principles every mum needs to know. Your body changes after going through pregnancy, birth and motherhood. And it has a lot to do with your hormones. Tip 1: Eat For Your…

How You Should Poop

By Heba | September 20, 2017

Did you know that there is a proper way to poop? That’s right, you’ve probably been pooping wrong for most of your life. If you have issues with constipation, straining, haemorrhoids or fissures, it could be because of the way you poop. You should be emptying your bowels on a daily basis, and it should…

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5 Tips to Fix Diastasis Recti (and Everything You Need to Know About It)

By Heba | September 13, 2017

Diastasis Recti, also called diastasis rectus abdominis or rectus diastasis, is a condition where the connective tissue found in between the abdomen becomes too stretched out that it is no longer capable of holding the abdominal muscles in place which causes them to separate. The abdominal separation occurs because the pressure of the growing baby…

3 Ways To Exercise Your Pelvic Floor

By Heba | September 6, 2017

There are a number of different ways you can exercise your pelvic floor muscles, and it’s more than just kegels. If you’ve fallen pregnant, given birth, experienced bladder or bowel leakage (incontinence), pelvic organ prolapse or diastasis recti, pelvic floor exercises can help your body recover.     Here are 3 exercises to help you…

3 Tips to Stop Peeing During Workouts (and Anywhere Else)

By Heba | August 30, 2017

Bladder leaks during workouts are common, especially during high-impact exercise like aerobics, running and some exercises in bootcamp and crossfit. Double unders, heavy cleans and box jumps are notorious for causing wet undies. Even though peeing your pants during exercise (or any other time) might be common, it’s definitely not normal, and you can fix…

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Would You Want to Know if You Were at Risk of Pelvic Problems After Birth or is Ignorance Bliss?

By Heba | March 4, 2017

“Why didn’t anyone tell me this could happen?!” – the distressing question almost every woman who has given birth cries out during a women’s health consultation. I feel that strong tug of my heartstrings and her pain threatens to break down the walls I have to consciously work hard to keep up so that I can…

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6 Specific Exercises Every Mother Must Practice After Perineal Tearing

By Heba | July 15, 2016

  3rd & 4th degree perineal tears are also known as Obstetric Anal Sphincter InjurieS (OASIS). There are 2 grades of OASIS, and these tears occurs in the perineum, which is the area between the vaginal opening and the back passage, and extend to the anus.   First degree tears — small skin deep tears which heal…

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7 Startling Secrets No-One Tells You about Motherhood — Part 2

By Heba | July 4, 2016

I’m going to let you in on a few mind-blowing, life-changing secrets about motherhood that no-one is talking about. Why? Because something I share could save your life, it could save your marriage, or at the very least it could save your sanity and self-worth. No-one is talking about these topics because they are, sadly, still taboo.…

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3 Essential Mat Exercises to Manage Your Prolapse

By Heba | July 4, 2016

June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month and I’ve written several blogs this month about the issues mothers face postpartum. I talked about what is normal after birth here and here. And about the secrets of motherhood nobody tells your about here, where I describe what prolapse is and the symptoms of prolapse. It’s Prolapse Awareness Month and I want to…

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7 Startling Secrets No-One Tells You About Motherhood — Part 1

By Heba | June 19, 2016

I’m going to let you in on a few mind-blowing, life-changing secrets about motherhood that no-one is talking about. Why? Because something I share could save your life, it could save your relationship, or at the very least it could save your sanity and self-worth. No-one is talking about these topics because they are, sadly, still taboo. Which is…

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Pregnancy & Incontinence

By Heba | June 19, 2016

Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control which results in leaks of urine. This can be stress incontinence which is leaking urine with a cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise (including running, jumping, lifting weights), or even during sex. Or it can be urge incontinence which is a strong overwhelming desire to urinate and losing control…

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What Is Normal After Having A Baby? Part 2

By Heba | June 12, 2016

Last week, we talked about what is normal and common after having a baby. We discussed post-partum vaginal bleeding and discharge, abdominal separation, lactation and the baby blues. This week we’re going to have a look at what is common after birth, but not normal. Prolapse is surprisingly common post-birth affecting about 50% of women.…

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What Is Normal After Having A Baby? Part 1

By Heba | June 5, 2016

New mothers have often enough on their plate looking after their new bub. Worrying about the changes in their body can sometimes become a real focus and cause for concern. Changes in the body are very normal and usually temporary. You need to give your body time to start to feel and look a little…