A Wise Mother's Story

Written by: Mary O'Dwyer

When my daughter left home for university I started writing a life-guide book to help her avoid some of the pitfalls of teenage years. Unfortunately it was neglec...

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Josh's Birth Story

Written by: Cindy Mulcahy

BIRTH PREPARATION I have always viewed pregnancy as a nurturing, beautiful and loving time of ones life and I always looked forward to the day when my husband a...

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Don't neglect your Pelvic Floor Muscles

Written by: Freda

Freda (not her real name), would like to share her story, her comments and feelings, to let you know how important pelvic floor muscle exercises are, and to encou...

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Erica's Story

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Erica was a triathlete, so was keen to get back into training, but to do it safely and wisely, as she had heard about how people could experience problems after i...

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Help - I have just had my baby and I can't feel my pelvic floor!

Written by: Isabel

Isabel (not her real name/story used with permission) was shocked after the birth of her baby that she couldn't feel her pelvic floor muscles. She was expecting t...

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How can physio help - Mary's story

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Mary was 37 years old and her baby 6 months old, when she finally found a physiotherapist who could help her. Had she not searched to find the right person who kn...

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I might have looked great but!!!!

Written by: Dianne

After having my first child I was feeling great and looking pretty good too. Yes I had stretched abdominals but I fitted soon back into most of my clothes as I ha...

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Looking back on it now

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Personal stories and reflections - from Chapter 13, Beyond the Baby Blues, reproduced with permission "I had spent very little time in my whole life ever thinki...

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My Journey so far...Things happen in 3's!!!

Written by: Natalie Kelsall, April 2011

I have just completed my second triathlon...250m swim, 10km bike ride and 3km run in 50 mins...woohoo. If someone had told me three years ago I would be doing thi...

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Postnatal Return to Running Exercises

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Mrs B, a postnatal mum of two, learned how to use the Postnatal  Exercises on our website to target her pelvic floor and abdominal muscles to help her get ready to return to short distance running again.

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Samantha's Story ~ It won't happen to me! What can happen if you ignore troublesome symptoms

Written by: Samantha

The following story is retold with permission of "Samantha" (not her real name). Samantha was forty-five. She went to see her doctor because she was experiencin...

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Stitches after the birth

Written by: Cary

Cary was 33 years old and was concerned that she and her husband were still unable to have sexual intercourse after the birth of her baby 6 months ago. She had st...

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That's a bit one sided

Written by: Dianne

Post natal Pelvic Joint Pain During my first pregnancy I took the time to exercise every day. I conducted pregnancy and postnatal exercise classes and continue...

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The baby bulge mystery

Written by: Anne

What is that gap in the middle of my muscles?

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Internal Muscle Health

Written by: Sharon

In preparing to become pregnant I was going to our local gym twice a week and trying to swim once a week. I was also walking regularly. Exercise has always been important to me but I thought I better vamp it up a bit as I had become a bit slack. I was also getting a massage every month to help me relax a bit as my job was a little stressful at the time and it was taking us a little while to fall pregnant.

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Jessica's Story ~ How to reduce back and pelvic pain

Written by: Jessica

The following story is retold with permission of "Jessica" (not her real name).

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My Favourite Pregnancy Workouts

Written by: Laura Meyers

Fitness has always been important to me, so when I found out I was pregnant, I was not looking forward to hanging up my sneakers for the next nine months. Luckily...

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Pregnant Peculiarities: How Pregnancy Affected My Vision

Written by: SM

I was prepared for the weight gain. I knew, from anecdotes told by family and friends, I'd experience the phenomenon of retaining fluid while at the same time hav...

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Serena's Story ~ How to improve bladder control problems and weak tummy muscles

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The following story is retold with permission of "Serena" (not her real name).

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Getting ready for pregnancy

Written by: Sharon

In preparing to become pregnant I was going to our local gym twice a week and trying to swim once a week. I was also walking regularly. Exercise has always been important to me but I thought I better vamp it up a bit as I had become a bit slack. I was also getting a massage every month to help me relax a bit as my job was a little stressful at the time and it was taking us a little while to fall pregnant.

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