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Bellies, Bits and Babies: The pelvic health podcast that’s essential listening

By Admin | September 10, 2018

In an age when there seems to be no such thing as over-sharing, there’s still too much embarrassment and shame about women’s pelvic issues like mummy tummy, pain or leaking. But we don’t have to suffer in silence. Bellies, Bits and Babies is a new Babyology podcast all about women’s pelvic health that answers the questions…

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.…

Anal fissures: The causes, symptoms, and possible treatments

By Heba | May 24, 2018

Anal fissures are rips, tears, ruptures, or openings in the moist, thin, delicate, and soft skin tissues of the anus, the lower rectum lining, or the anal canal that makes bowel movement very painful. This condition can either be short-term and acute or chronic and long-term it remains unhealed after eight to twelve weeks. Although…

TED Ed : What Causes Constipation?

By Heba | May 8, 2018

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All About Constipation and How to Fix it

By Heba | April 24, 2018

Have you been feeling some discomfort or bloating because of your inability to “go”? If your bowels don’t come as often as they should, you could be constipated. And this is not uncommon. In fact, more than 4 million Americans regularly suffer from constipation, and most of them are women. This is mainly due to…

Harnessing the power of the pelvic floor after birth

By Heba | April 11, 2018

           HOME    ABOUT    LOGIN × Home About Products Birth Recovery Core & Pelvic Floor Basics Endometriosis Videos View More… Summits Success Stories For Employers Book A Consultation Media Articles Birth Bladder & Bowel Endometriosis Hormones Menstrual Nutrition Pelvic Pain Pregnancy Recommendations Media Articles Subscribe Contact Members Area The pelvic floor muscles are the…

Everything you need to know about Bladder Pain Syndrome

By Heba | April 10, 2018

Bladder pain syndrome (BPS), painful bladder syndrome, or interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition of the bladder that can cause severe pain or pressure below the navel. Symptoms could be constant or go away and return every now and then.     BPS can cause a wide range of symptoms of varying intensities. It often…

3 Reasons Why You Need to Meditate

By Heba | April 7, 2018

Meditation is not just simply sitting down thinking of nothing or relaxing and breathing in and out. It can be defined in many ways and have different types, but basically, it is stopping the thought process and focusing on awareness such as in breathing. The aim is to achieve a state of thoughtless awareness of…

Constipation and Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia – What Do They Have In Common?

By Heba | December 10, 2017

What is Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia? Pelvic floor dyssynergia is known by many different names including: anismus, puborectalis dyssynergia, paradoxical puborectalis, obstructive defecation, dyssynergic defecation, pelvic outlet obstruction, and pelvic floor dysfunction. To put it simply the pelvic floor muscles are overactive, tight or non-relaxing.   Watch this video on The Overactive Pelvic Floor   What…

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…

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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What is Endometriosis?

By Heba | March 3, 2017

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological causes of chronic pelvic pain. It occurs in a whopping 1 in 10 women and has a ridiculously delayed diagnosis of 7–10 years! So what is endometriosis? Isn’t it just killer cramps? It will get cured by getting pregnant, right? It means you can’t have babies, right? Wrong.…

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6 Specific Exercises Every Mother Must Practice After Perineal Tearing

By Heba | July 15, 2016

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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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What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

By Heba | July 4, 2016

Discover what causes those “embarrassing leaks” Do you leak a little whenever you cough or sneeze or laugh? Or maybe you only leak when your bladder is full and then you cough or sneeze? Perhaps you notice some leaking during sex or when you’re exercising – it may be during star jumps, jumping on the…

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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.…

Why your lady parts may need to chillax

By Heba | April 1, 2016

As published on Women’s Health Mag