Your Pregnancy Journey – antenatal perineal massage

Your Pregnancy Journey – antenatal perineal massage

The perineum is the area between your vagina and anus and is especially important for all women. During labour this area has to stretch greatly and often can tear. Perineal tears can lead to pain and problems with urinary or faecal control and pelvic organ prolapse....
YOUR pregnancy journey – breath and pain relief

YOUR pregnancy journey – breath and pain relief

Lots of cool physiological processes happen when you breathe. When you slow your breath down and breathe through the nose, in particular, relaxation is promoted ((Jafari H, Courtois I, Van den Bergh O et al. Pain and Respiration: A Systematic Review. Pain. 2017....
YOUR pregnancy journey – pelvic floor function

YOUR pregnancy journey – pelvic floor function

Another benefit of the breath work as discussed in the previous post is the effect it has on your pelvic floor. Picture a balloon. This is your tummy area. The top of the balloon is your diaphragm (the muscle at the bottom of the lungs) and the bottom of the balloon...
YOUR pregnancy journey – toilet habits

YOUR pregnancy journey – toilet habits

After all the work on strengthening and relaxing your pelvic floor the last thing you’ll want is to have something like constipation (which is common in pregnancy) ruin your good work. Straining when on the loo can cause stress on the pelvic floor muscles and lead to...