Category: Female Health

17 January 2020

Postpartum Running: To run or not to run?

To run or not to run is probably my most frequently asked question when I see my post natal mums. When can I start running?  It is such a hard question to answer because every pregnancy, delivery, body, tissue structure and post natal experience is different. Up until recently I always tended to advise my patients […]

3 December 2019

Prosecco: The party season and your bladder

Yikes! it is December already and that means we are heading into party season!!  We might be drinking a little more prosecco, champagne and white wine.  On one had that sounds great but for some of us our bladder really doesn’t like the white fizzy drinks or sadly, alcohol in general.  So how can we help manage them […]

29 July 2019

Ways to Breathe Better During Pregnancy

Breathing is so important, apart from the simple fact it keeps you alive! Knowing how to breathe properly will help you to understand the ways to breathe better during pregnancy. Did you know that: Your diaphragm is a big muscle that sits like a parachute in your chest. Your pelvic floor muscle and your diaphragm […]

14 June 2019

How to cope with the menopause: The Last Female Taboo?

As a woman in my late 40’s I have been following the recent publicity on how to cope with menopause and the growing acceptance that is allowing women to talk more freely about their struggles. The impact of menopause on women, husbands, fathers, children, male colleagues and employers can be at least awkward if not […]

11 June 2019

Tummy gap after pregnancy?

I can feel a gap in my tummy muscles.  What is it? The medical term for tummy gap is “diastasis recti” and is a really common post natal condition.  About two out three post natal mums will have some degree of separation of their stomach muscles.  It is a widening of the two sets of rectus abdominis muscles […]