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Bump & Taryn – 32-36 Weeks

Bump & Taryn – 32-36 Weeks

As the weekly BabyCentre email reminded my husband and I yesterday – by the end of this week, our little man will technically be ‘full term’, which is a crazy thought. There is a fully grown, fully developed little dude curled up inside my tummy, and he probably...

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Bump & Taryn – 22-26 Weeks

Bump & Taryn – 22-26 Weeks

In my head, I’ve always thought of 30 weeks as being the start of the 3rd trimester. But of course, it’s not. If you divide 40 weeks by three, each trimester is about 13 weeks long. And so, as I approach the end of this 22-26 week period, I’ve realized that I am about...

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Incontinence & Prolapse Can’t Kill You

Incontinence & Prolapse Can’t Kill You

But Inactivity and Poor Mental Health Could. This is a big call for a Women’s Health Physio to make. That there could be anything more important for a woman that to have a strong pelvic floor, well supported pelvic organs, and a bladder and a bowel that don’t leak....

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Tens in Labour

Tens in Labour

What is it?  So, you keep hearing word of this mysterious TENS machine that people use in labour, but what on earth is it? Is it a magical drug free alternative to an epidural? Tens, as in something between nines and elevens?  TENS actually stands for transcutaneous...

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Fertility Struggles – a personal account

Fertility Struggles – a personal account

Originally posted November 2018. So as you all know, I am in Melbourne at the moment – first child free trip away and all that, woohoo! But what I hadn’t anticipated was the memories that would come with this trip. It hadn’t occurred to me that the last time I was in...

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Cardio Exercise in Pregnancy

Cardio Exercise in Pregnancy

Exercise that gets your heart rate up is called ‘cardiovascular exercise’ or ‘cardio exercise’. Even in the non-pregnant population, international guidelines state that we should all aim to do at least 30 minutes per day of cardio exercise. However, the levels of...

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A Few Tips About Nutrition In Pregnancy

A Few Tips About Nutrition In Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with a huge set of challenges- physically and emotionally. So having an “ideal” diet is not always an easy thing to do. In saying that, we are discovering more and more the impact that a mothers’ nutrition during pregnancy has on the unborn child – no...

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How does your Pelvic Floor perform under pressure?

How does your Pelvic Floor perform under pressure?

With management of pelvic floor issues such as vaginal prolapse and bladder leakage, we need to look at the pressures that go through our abdomen and down through the pelvis. I remember learning early in my pelvic health career that when looking at managing women with...

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