What is the best exercise for a prolapse?

best exercise for prolapse blog

I was asked a few weeks ago for the top exercises someone could do to help a prolapse. 

My answers were:

  1. It depends
  2. Hypopressives

The thing with prolapse is that it can happen because of so many factors and it's not just about strengthening the pelvic floor. 

And even just pelvic floor strength isn't that simple.

The pelvic floor is made up of layers of muscle, going in a variety of directions.

It has links with muscles inside the pelvis and outside the pelvis.

It has connections all…

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C-Section Recovery

There is more to successful c-section recovery than just stopping driving and no hoovering!  Do try to get as much help as possible in the early days - I know we always want to do everything but you have just had major abdominal surgery.  So even if you feel ok you still need to take it easy otherwise recovery can take much longer.  A general rule of thumb is to not lift or push anything heavier than your baby for the first 6 weeks - this includes the pushchair. Other considerations are:

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no shame

No blame, no shame - own your birth story No blame, no shame - own your birth story

I posted a link to a blog on Facebook this week giving another perspective on mums who've had C-sections - taking pride in them instead of feeling shame.  It had struck a cord with me as I had felt such a failure when I didn't get the home birth I wanted and ended up having the most medicalised birth possible. Seems it struck a cord with other people too, as it became my most liked, shared and viewed post! Here's the link if you want to read it for your…

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