Articles

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TEDEd:
Is it bad to hold your pee? - Heba Shaheed
Humans should urinate at least four to six times a day, but occasionally, the pressures of modern life force us to clench and hold it in. How bad is this habit, and how long can our bodies withstand it? Heba Shaheed takes us inside the bladder to find out.
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The Sun:
DANGERS OF CROSSING YOUR LEGS - Regularly holding in a pee ‘weakens your pelvic floor muscles

WE are all guilty of holding in a pee for longer than we should. But this gruesome fact might change your mind about waiting to go - experts have warned regularly holding in your pee can

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Shape:
How Many Times You Should Be Peeing Every Day
You just downed two cups of black coffee. You drank a liter of water after your workout. Your girlfriends talked you into doing a green juice cleanse. You just suffer from IBB (itty bitty bladder) syndrome.
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Bustle:
Should You Hold Your Pee? Science Doesn't Recommend Doing It For Too Long — VIDEO

I constantly have to pee. Not in, like, a concerning way; just in an, "I have a tiny bladder" sort of way. That means I've gotten used to holding it. But according to this recent

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HuffingtonPost:
The Definitive Answer On Whether It's Safe To Hold In Your Pee

Is it safe to hold in your pee?

Every road tripper, moviegoer and lazy couch-sitter has pondered this question since the beginning of time (or at least since those

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The Saturday Paper:
Birth injuries

Heba Shaheed, a physiotherapist and co-founder of The Pelvic Expert website, agrees. “Every woman who gives birth must see a women’s health physiotherapist. We are trained in vaginal

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The Australian:
HCF Catalyst: Diversity a driver for success

The latest intake of health insurer HCF’s start-up accelerator, HCF Catalyst, has not only managed to unearth an interesting crop of healthcare-focused local technology businesses, but

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The Guardian:
Stop telling women their suffering is normal. Pain should be treated

Women’s health is in major need of disruption. For too long women have suffered alone and in silence. Pelvic floor issues are normalised “because you’ve given birth, so what do you

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Mamamia:
Embarrassing Health Problems Answered

It’s 2017 and women’s health issues are still taboo and swept under the rug. But it’s Women’s Health Week so what better time to bring these issues to light?

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Checks & Spots:
How To Be Healthy At Every Age
Sure, life is busy. The work/home/kids juggling act means that taking care of YOU is often an after thought. But as this week is Women’s Health Week (4-8 September) it’s a great reminder to shift the focus and start – or continue – working towards being the healthiest you can be....
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Women's Health Mag:
Main Squeeze - why your lady parts may need to chillax

It’s the key to F-me sex, a strong mid-game and zero leakage anxiety. In fact, strong pelvic floor muscles are on point right now – apps can track your vaginal strength (#ThingsILiftWithMyVagina)

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Body & Soul:
The 6 Secrets Every Woman Needs To Know

Sure, you know that boobs don’t come in matching sets, and that you really shouldn’t sleep in a tampon, but as women's health nutritionist and physiotherapist Heba Shaheed explains, these are the other things every woman needs to know about her body...

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Women's Fitness:
5 pelvic floor mistakes you could be making
According to Heba Shaheed, co-founder of The Pelvic Expert, which provides online exercise, nutrition and pelvic floor physiotherapy programs, the pelvic floor muscles are the powerhouse muscles of a woman’s body.
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Babyology:
New mums shouldn’t have to ask: “Why didn’t anyone tell me this could happen?”
Childbirth gives you the greatest gift imaginable but it also leaves around 37 percent of mums with a few gifts they’d prefer to return; and if you’re afraid to sneeze and jump in public, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
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DailyMail
'Women are suffering in silence': Physiotherapist reveals the birth injuries you need to know about before having a child
Childbirth is a painful and often traumatic experience for women, but according to Sydney physiotherapist Heba Shaheed it is not spoken about enough.
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Rescu:
HOW TO RESTORE YOUR PELVIC FLOOR AFTER GIVING BIRTH

The pelvic floor is made up of a group of muscles and connective tissue that provide support for your spine and pelvis, and for your pelvic organs – the bladder, the uterus and the bowel. The pelvic

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Bondi Beauty:
Endometriosis & Sexual Pain

Do you experience pain during sex? or spasms and shooting pains when inserting a tampon or during intercourse? If so, it may be time to quit those Kegel exercises and substitute them for yoga...

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Rescu:
Why Sex Hurts & How To Fix It
Sex should be an enjoyable experience, but for some women it can be a real pain. Medically, painful sex is referred to by a few different names: dyspareunia, vaginismus, vulvodynia or genito-pelvic pain penetration disorder.
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Girls Gone Strong:
5 Important Considerations When Training New Moms
Birth and motherhood have their share of ups and downs and, as fitness professionals and health professionals, we have an important role to play in a new mom’s physical wellbeing as well as her mental and emotional wellbeing...
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The Healthy Mummy:
4 Awesome Exercises To Help You Improve Your Pelvic Floor

Looking after your pelvic floor is important for all women – especially mums – and it is surprisingly easy to do once you understand how to do it.

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OHBaby!:
3 Post-birth Pelvic Issues

Pregnancy and birth are joyous times in a woman’s life, as we anticipate the arrival of our babies. Unfortunately, pregnancy and birth can sometimes put too much strain on our bodies,

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The Carousel:
Pelvic Floor Experts 5 Tips To Help Manage Endometriosis
Endometriosis affects one in 10 women, with the predominant symptom being period pain. Unfortunately over time, due to ongoing inflammation, scarring and adhesions, women
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Viw:
7 Secrets That Every Woman Needs To Know
Prolapse doesn't just affect the elderly. It usually happens at a mum's first birth but she isn't aware of it. Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps and saves women ever needing surgery...
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Kiwi Families::
5 Signs You Might Have Prolapse After Giving Birth

There’s a number of physical complications that pregnancy can cause. One of these is pelvic organ prolapse. This can cause swelling, bulging, lower-back, abdomen or pelvic pain, as well as

mamamia
Mamamia:
The most common question I hear from mums: “Why didn’t anyone tell me this could happen?”
Giving birth stretches a woman’s body to the limit (and sometimes beyond). And the changes that occur in the pelvic tissues are akin to those that occur in a contact sports injury..
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Kiwi Families:
3 Great Tips To Help You Lose That Mummy-Tummy

Separation of the abdominal muscles is a common condition after pregnancy. It’s a natural part of pregnancy to allow for your growing uterus and baby. But in 2 out of 3 women, that

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MyDeal:
How To Deal With PMS
It's a club you never wanted to be a part of but someone gave you the monthly subscription. And with that comes the cramps, irritability, nausea and the all-round unwell feelings of PMS.
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Mvslim:
Periods and Ramadan – Can We Talk About It?

You either dread its arrival or look forward to a few days of reprieve from fasting. Periods. The natural and healthy occurrence every woman goes through to cleanse the uterus and prepare

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El Ciudadano:
This is what happens when you keep in your urine

We all feel this sensation. First it begins with a bearable annoyance, and little by little it becomes a pressing sensation impossible to ignore. In the end, it ends up being a constant

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MSN:
This Is What Happens When You Hold Your Pee

Holding in your pee could significantly damage your bladder over time.

During a night of drinking after throwing back a few beers, we "break the seal," or follow our urge

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Pelvic Pain Rehab:
Period Drama: Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Severe menstrual pain is not normal. If you experience severe pain during your period it is possible you are suffering from an underdiagnosed disease called Endometriosis...
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Dynamic Business:
SLINGSHOT & HCF RETEAM TO ACCELERATE THE GROWTH OF PROMISING HEALTH-TECH START-UPS

Seven start-ups and five scale-ups have been accepted into the second cohort of annual health-tech accelerator program, HCF Catalyst.

The 12-week program, which is being delivered

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CSO:
HCF and Slingshot announce most diverse HCF Catalyst cohort yet

Improving women’s health education, changing the way we treat concussions, and enhancing operating theatre set up are just a few of the issues to be addressed by the Startups and

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Medical Daily:
Holding Pee For Too Long Can Weaken Pelvic Floor Muscles And Increase Risk Of Bladder Problems

During a night of drinking after throwing back a few beers, we "break the seal," or follow our urge to pee. Once we open the floodgates, our bladder control weakens, as we run back and

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HCF:
HCF AND SLINGSHOT ANNOUNCE MOST DIVERSE HCF CATALYST COHORT YET

Health and medical professionals join technology entrepreneurs to design the future of health care.

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Viva:
How Much Poor Holds and What Are The Consequences?

Humans have to urinate at least four to eight times a day. But sometimes, the pressures of modern life force us to hold them, especially when engrossed in watching movies in theaters,

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HCF Catalyst::
The Pelvic Expert
The Pelvic Expert is a one-stop digital destination providing evidence-based and holistic women’s healthcare programs for pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum problems. ..
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Malay Mail Online:
Why you shouldn't hold your pee

Humans should urinate at least four to six times a day, but occasionally, the pressures of modern life force us to clench and hold it in. How bad is this habit, and how long can our bodies

onedio
OneDio:
Your bladder
As human beings, the moment we feel the need to go to the toilet is undoubtedly a liquid thing, after the beer consumption.
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HCF Catalyst::
The Pelvic Expert
The Pelvic Expert is a one-stop digital destination providing evidence-based and holistic women’s healthcare programs for pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum problems. ..
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The Fix Program:
Blog - Author - Heba Shaheed

The Fix Program Blog

- Author -

Heba Shaheed

Podcasts

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Hit Network:
THE QUEEN SESH 030917
Constance Hall Podcast with a Pelvic floor physio
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Make Your Body Work:
How Do I Deal With a Pelvic Prolapse?

Imagine...

You know that something isn't right within your body. You can feel it. Something has changed, but the symptoms you're experiencing are

Interviews

mindfood
Mindfood:
Endometriosis: Why The Conversation Needs To Change
Physiotherapist and Women's Health Coach, Heba Shaheed, talks about the importance of advocating and raising our voice, and how her own experience with Endometriosis has shaped
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Women's Agenda::
Meet the woman making pelvic health the common conversation it should be

Heba Shaheed gave birth to her first child on International Women’s Day, just two weeks ago. But having the newborn at home has only heightened her determination to build her

#shehacks
#SheHacks:
Heba Shaheed: The Pelvic Expert

Starting a business during pregnancy and rushing off to hospital to give birth when she was in the middle of a 12 week startup accelerator is just part of life for Heba Shaheed – the founder

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Endometriosis New Zealand:
About Heba Shaheed

Heba Shaheed is a women's health coach and physiotherapist, with a special interest in endometriosis. She is a firm believer in an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to the

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MutuSystem:
What the Experts say
Founder and CEO of The Pelvic Expert, Physiotherapist, Women’s Heath Coach, Holistic Nutrition Coach, Integrative Yoga Therapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor, Australia & Online
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Pelvic Floor Exercise:
Get to Know Your Women's Health Physio ....HEBA SHAHEED

What is your current position? Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health) , Women’s Health Coach (Nutrition, NLP) , Pilates Instructor and founder of The Pelvic Expert

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Femail.com.au:
Heba Shaheed Womens' Health Week Interview

Heba Shaheed is the co-founder of The Pelvic Expert, where she provides online exercise, nutrition and pelvic floor physiotherapy programs for mothers, pregnant women, and

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StartUp Daily.:
Meet Recent Alumni from the HCF Catalyst Program

Heba Shaheed is the founder of The Pelvic Expert, an online platform providing education and solutions for women with pelvic health issues, including nutrition, exercise, and self-care

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Women Love Tech
Breaking Women’s Health Taboos With Digital Disruption

“Why didn’t anyone tell me this thing could happen?”

“I thought period pain was normal.”

“I never knew women’s health physios existed!”

These are the 3 most common phrases I’ve heard over the last 8 years working in women’s health and pelvic floor physiotherapy.

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