Postpartum Umbilical Hernia

Hernia, diastasis recti, and prolapse are all related to excessive intra-abdominal pressure, meaning too much pressure inside your abdomen and/or pelvis. This pressure has built up inside your body and has nowhere to go but outwards and downwards, and so eventually something has to give. I discuss diastasis recti at length on this blog and [...]

Your Post Pregnancy Body – What’s Normal And What Isn’t?

Your post-pregnancy body Your post-pregnancy body, even your very post-pregnancy body, looks and feels different. But when is different “normal” and how do you know when something is just not right? What’s your tummy supposed to look like? Is it normal to feel like that when you go to the bathroom? [...]

Women’s Health Physiotherapist Recommends MUTU System

I was delighted this week to be contacted by Women’s Health Physiotherapist at La Femme Physio in Kingston upon Thames, Claire Rutherford, who wrote: "...I am a clinical specialist in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and have been reading the great work you’ve been doing and all the sound advice you’ve been giving to women.  It’s great [...]

TVT Surgery No Longer Needed for Post-Baby Stress Incontinence

Sometimes women are recommended TVT surgery for severe pelvic floor weakness or post-baby stress incontinence... And sometimes it turns out they don't need it after all. Meet Lisa, who told me she no longer needs her scheduled TVT surgery for post-baby stress incontinence, and that she put it all down to following the MUTU System [...]