28 February 2020Read More
Many women experience pain in the pelvic joints during or after pregnancy. Pelvic joint pain may occur because of:
Changes to your posture and physique
Increased pressure on your pelvis due to the growth of your baby
An increase in pregnancy related hormones (relaxin) which soften the ligaments that support the pelvis
These changes place increased strain on the pelvic joints, making them painful. Approximately 20% of pregnant woman experience pelvic pain du...
Do you know if you have healthy bladder and bowel habits?
Pass urine 4-6 times during the day and no more than once over night?
Open your bowels anywhere between 3 times a day to 3 times a week?
Have bowel actions that are soft, formed and easy to pass, i.e. no straining?
Feel in control and do not have to rush to the toilet or leak before you get there?
If you answered NO to any of these, that may be a s...
Did you know it is estimated that two thirds of pregnant women will experience DRAM?
Women especially at risk are those who have large babies,
twins or have had multiple pregnancies.
What is DRAM?
Abdominal muscle separation, also known as Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle (DRAM) is the separation of the rectus abdominis muscle. This is the body's normal safety mechanism which occurs most often in the second and third trime...