Pelvic Floor Matters Tips

AVOID EXCESS CAFFEINE

August, 2015

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Vicki

AVOID EXCESS CAFFEINE

This helps with bladder and bowel function.

 

 

ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?

August, 2015

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Vicki

ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?

Have fluid intake of 1.5 - 2L per day.

 

 

RESISTANCE WEIGHTS - WHAT LEVEL?

August, 2015

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Vicki

RESISTANCE WEIGHTS - WHAT LEVEL?

Always keep your resistance weights at a manageable weight so that you don't strain......or hold your breath with!

 

 

PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES AFTER C-SECTION?

July, 2015

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Vicki

PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES AFTER C-SECTION?

Absolutely!! You still need to! Pregnancy can put a load onto your pelvic floor. The added weight of your baby and your hormones cause the pelvic floor muscles to loosen and stretch.

 

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DRY JULY

July, 2015

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Vicki

DRY JULY

Staying away from alcohol, caffeine and artificial sugars can also help to protect your pelvic floor. These are known to irritate the bladder and cause it to concentrate urine. This will make you go to the toilet more frequently and/or more urgently.

 

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WATER INTAKE

June, 2015

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Vicki

WATER INTAKE:

Do not limit your water intake. This can make you dehydrated and is not good for your health or your bladders health either if your urine is concentrated.

 

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SIT UPS, CRUNCHES, DOUBLE LEG LOWERS, V SIT

June, 2015

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Vicki

SIT UPS, CRUNCHES, DOUBLE LEG LOWERS, V SIT - All create a bearing down pressure onto the pelvic floor.

CONTACT http://gratitudefitness.co.nz/contact-a-personal-trainer.ht… for more information to look after your pelvic floor health with pelvic floor safe exercises.

 

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WHAT DOES A PROLAPSE FEEL LIKE?

June, 2015

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Vicki

I spoke to a client today who gave me a great analogy of what her prolapse felt like.... She likened it to a feeling of having a small water bomb balloon full of water between her legs when she walked. If this is something you feel - why not click on the Contact Us button for some direction and help

 

 

A DAILY REMINDER TO DO YOUR PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES

June, 2015

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Vicki

What does it take to remind you to do your daily Pelvic Floor Exercises? 

Mine is when I am on the phone. How about you?

 

PREVENT URINARY INCONTINENCE DURING PREGNANCY

June, 2015

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Vicki

Establishing a regular pelvic floor muscles exercise programme during your pregnancy will help prevent urinary incontinence.

 

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PELVIC FLOOR PRESSURE DURING PREGNANCY

June, 2015

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Vicki

During pregnancy your baby puts extra pressure onto your pelvic floor muscles, especially if you are having twins or triplets.

 

(image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici. FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

 

1 IN 3 WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A BABY WILL HAVE POOR PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH

June, 2015

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Vicki

DID YOU KNOW THAT 1 IN 3 WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD A BABY WILL HAVE POOR PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH? - You may not have any symptoms, but the lady next to you in the office, in the gym or your friends might.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO THIS WEBSITE- It's time to care.

 

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WORK YOUR PELVIC FLOOR THROUGHOUT YOUR PREGNANCY

June, 2015

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Vicki

WORKING YOUR PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES PROPERLY THROUGHOUT YOUR PREGNANCY - Will help you keep dry during and after the delivery of your baby.

 

(image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici @ freedigitalphotos.net)

 

PELVIC PAIN IN PREGNANCY

June, 2015

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Vicki

PELVIC PAIN IN PREGNANCY - SYMPHYSIS PUBIS DYSFUNCTION - Pain in the front or back of the pelvis. It can also be in the perineum (between your vagina and anus). PLEASE SEE YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPIST or health care provider to help ease the discomfort and minimise the pain.

 

(image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici @ FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

 

THE PELVIS - WE ALL HAVE ONE!

June, 2015

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Vicki

We all have pelvic floor muscles too!! - we all have them. 

Having a toned pelvic floor will support the bladder and bowel for MEN AND WOMEN (and the uterus inclusive for women)

 

(image courtesy of renjith krishnan @ freedigitalphotos.net)

 

 

EAT MORE FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

June, 2015

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Vicki

EAT MORE FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES to prevent constipation. Gradually introducing a balanced high fibre diet will help stool consistency so that you can avoid straining on the toilet, which adds to downwards pressure on your pelvic floor muscles causing a prolapse. MAKE SURE YOU INCREASE YOUR WATER INTAKE TOO (you don't want the fibre causing the problem you are trying to avoid!)

 

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THE PROPER POOH POSITION

June, 2015

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Vicki

THE PROPER POOH POSITION - To avoid straining: sit on the toilet with your feet up onto your toes so that your knees are past a 90 degree angle (so that your knees are slightly higher than your hips). Now lean slightly forward so that your elbows are resting gently on your thighs.Relax and allow time for full evacuation.

 

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