Posts Tagged ‘Pain’

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

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…

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3 Ways To Exercise Your Pelvic Floor

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

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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2nd EndoActive Endometriosis Conference

EndoActive is hosting their 2nd Endometriosis Conference in Sydney Australia on September 9, and judging by the agenda it’s going to be awesome!     I attended their 1st conference back in 2015 and it was nothing short of amazing. Seeing hundreds of women and girls with endometriosis and their families travelling from all over…

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

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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 Normal After Having A Baby? Part 2

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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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Why do Women have Back or Pelvic Pain during their Periods?

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To understand why the back or pelvic hurts during a period, we need to understand the menstrual cycle and the changing levels of hormones. The menstrual cycle is made of a few main phases. The first phase, which is menstruation, begins on the first day of your period. During menstruation hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, are…

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