Pregnancy

There is nothing more exciting than being pregnant, but it can quickly become a time when aches and pains, leaks, gaps and bulges in different places can ruin the whole experience! But there are so many important preventative strategies that women can do, if only they had the knowledge! Book 2 – Pelvic Floor Essentials is jammed pack full of knowledge about how to correctly exercise your pelvic floor muscles, how many exercises to do each day, what do the words mean?- the medical jargon that sounds so scary- cystocoele, rectocoele – all these terms and much more are simply explained in the Essentials book. The evidence is compelling that what we do through the pregnancy can make a difference to the outcomes for your pelvic floor, bladder and bowel function following delivery.

Urinary incontinence, prolapse and bowel problems are common complicators associated with having a baby. Hormones associated with pregnancy can play havoc with the ligaments of the body, especially in the pelvic region, and also your bladder and bowel function.

Treatment during pregnancy includes specific pelvic stability exercises to help with back and pelvic pain; a pelvic floor strengthening programme (or perhaps down training if there is evidence of tight muscles); bladder and bowel education; and advice regarding management of rectus diastasis (a over-stretching or separation of the abdominal muscles) common in pregnancy.

 

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Sue also sells a range of maternity corsets, belts and is also now a stockist for the SRC Recovery Shorts range and if necessary, a prescription of an appropriate support corset or garment will be made. SRC now have recovery shorts to assist with post operative recovery following Caesarean section and gynaecological repair surgery. SRC Recovery Shorts® help rectus diastasis, pelvic pain and pelvic instability which are common during pregnancy and also post-natally. If you would like to purchase any of the SRC Recovery Shorts range then email Sue or ring her secretary and she will take you through the easy measurement process and they can be purchased over the phone via credit card and posted to you or you can arrange a time to pop in and be measured for them. You don’t need to have an individual appointment with Sue to purchase the SRC Recovery range.

Here are some relevant blogs on Rectus Diastasis Management and SRC Recovery shorts with feedback from patients who have purchased the garments.

SRC recovery shorts