Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Birth and Recovery

Your pelvic floor group of muscles are carrying some of the extra load of pregnancy and although you may have heard about pelvic floor exercises, do you know for sure that you are doing the exercises correctly?
Or have you not started yet, due to ....not knowing their importance, .....not having time, .....being unsure that you are working the muscles correctly?

There are many reasons women over the years haven’t done their exercises “enough”, or “as many as I should be doing”.

Would you like to be one of the confident women who does know how well her muscles are working?

Your Pregnancy Pelvic Floor Online Course will help you to:

  • know your pelvic floor better

  • learn more about where it is and what it does

  • find and feel the muscles and learn about ways to exercise them during and after pregnancy

  • be confident in your technique

  • be aware of any warning signs of wrong technique or problems with your pelvic floor

  • regain control after the birth over your bladder, when you cough, sneeze, laugh, lift and exercise

    iStock_000002307811_ExtraSmall.jpgDesigned by a Physiotherapist who has personally seen hundreds of women who did not know how to do their pelvic floor exercises well, (well they thought that they were doing them correctly when they were pregnant but afterwards discovered that they weren’t).  She has seen and observed the pelvic floor area lifting, seen shakiness in the muscles, seen other muscles working instead of the pelvic floor and has seen the pelvic floor being pushed down instead of being lifted up, often in early postnatal mums.  For this reason, Dianne Edmonds, Physiotherapist, has designed this program to give the step by step instructions that she gives often to her clients. Based at Peel Maternity and Family Practice in Mandurah Western Australia, every week she encounters women who need this instruction. Packaged here in this online personal platform, she gives you the tools to learn, step by step, how to fully connect to your pelvic floor.

    Dianne was the special project officer and lead Physiotherapist for the Australian Pelvic Floor First campaign, developed over a period of 18 months, when working for the Continence Foundation of Australia. During this time she personally spoke with leading Australian Physiotherapy Pelvic Floor researchers, and in this program she ensures all training is in line with the best evidence on pelvic floor training during pregnancy. Dianne is a national Pelvic Floor First campaign ambassador and contributes articles for the national campaign e-news.

    There is not a “one size fits all” pelvic floor program, but what this program will do is teach you how to assess YOUR OWN personal pelvic floor fitness and work from that within your pregnancy and post birth recovery.

    **If you have a caesarean, or are planning one, your pelvic floor is still affected by the hormones and changes of pregnancy, so paying attention to it now enhances your recover after baby is born.

    Is your pelvic floor too loose, too tight or just right? Do you know?

    Where does your pelvic floor sit?

    Is it pelvic floor fit? Does it do its’ job well now, for example holding on when you cough, sneeze, laugh, and when you have a full bladder and need to wait to get to the toilet.

    Can you feel your pelvic floor muscles working well? Some women find that it can still be difficult to feel their pelvic floor. There are a number of reasons for this. Think about Goldilocks and the three Bears. Goldilocks went through a number of things – including “too hard” and “too soft”. This can be applied to your pelvic floor too, as we want it to be in what US based Ob/Gyn Dr Sara Gottfried calls “The Goldilocks Position” when she talks about women’s hormones.

    We want your pelvic floor to be in the “not too tight”, “not too loose”, but just right position. Using Your Pregnancy Pelvic Floor Course will help you to discover and check your level of pelvic floor fitness and control.

    If your pelvic floor is being held “too tight” then it may have become stiff and tight and then when you try to lift your pelvic floor – it doesn’t move much, as it already in its tightened position. This can happen due to continually tightening the pelvic floor and not relaxing it, from over activity from some abdominal exercises or from a pre existing issue.  Learning to relax and then contract your pelvic floor well prior to the birth is going to help it to “give more” during the birth. If you think or know that you have this problem, seek further advice from a professional such as a physiotherapist working in women’s health, for a pelvic floor check. 

    Also use Your Pregnancy Pelvic Floor Course to help you understand and work your pelvic floor well during and after your pregnancy.

    If your pelvic floor is “too loose”, this can cause problems with bladder control. If you have been pregnant before and your muscles are not fully recovered, or if you didn’t get the time to do your exercises, then using Preparing Your Pelvic Floor For Birth and Recovery can help you to improve your pelvic floor fitness during this pregnancy before you give birth again.
    If your muscles have been stretched from straining, heavy lifting or incorrect exercise practices, there are ways to check that you are indeed working the correct muscles.

    About Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Birth and Recovery

                    If I buy this program what do I get?

  • Online modules accessed within your personal platform

    • Includes 8 bonus early postnatal exercises that are safe for your pelvic floor

  • Pelvic floor mp3 audios to help you learn your exercises and train your pelvic floor muscle fitness
  • Pulling Yourself Together e-booklet – Learn to Lift Your Pelvic Floor, Draw in Your Core and Stand Stronger. A quick guide to getting your pelvic floor kick-started for pregnant women or women who have a prolapse, who have had children, who’s pelvic floor doesn’t feel the same 20 page A4 e-booklet published 2015.

Designed to help you to prevent very common pelvic floor problems, this program will equip you to know your pelvic floor better and take the steps of action to DO what it needs during and after this pregnancy.

  • Learn about your pelvic floor

  • Find out how pregnancy and birth affect your muscles

  • Learn how to know if you are working the right muscles well

  • Use specific steps to build your pelvic floor confidence

  • Build your internal focus and awareness of your pelvic floor

  • Check your pelvic floor fitness level

  • Learn different positions to practice your pelvic floor exercises in

  • Find out ways to reduce the risk of a postnatal prolapse

  • Find out how your pelvic floor is affected by daily life

  • Use relaxation awareness to prepare your pelvic floor for the birth

  • Feel the releasing of your pelvic floor through guided audio recordings

All modules will be available for access on download of this program, following setting up of your personal log in details.

Within the modules are places to record your progress, your pelvic floor fitness and keep a diary record of how well your pelvic floor is working before the birth. Then you can look back on it in the postnatal months, and again if you have another pregnancy.

To purchase Your Pregnancy Pelvic Floor ONLINE Course CLICK HERE.