Pregnancy Blog Posts

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…

5 Common Pregnancy Complaints

By Heba | April 3, 2018

Pregnancy may be classified as one of the most beautiful and natural events in a woman’s life. However, growing another human being inside your body could also be uncomfortable and difficult. Many struggles during pregnancy revolve around a woman’s changing body and pain related to pelvic health. Here are the five most common pregnancy complaints…

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…

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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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Pregnancy & Incontinence

By Heba | June 19, 2016

World Continence Week raises awareness for pregnant women world-wide 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…