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Mums & Babies

Strengthen your pelvic floor and feel great with our specialist women's physio services.

Why a Mums & Babies class?

If you’re unsure about what exercises to do to stay fit after giving birth, and you would like someone to guide you through this, you would be perfect for our 6 week post-natal exercise class.

 

Here you will learn all about your pelvic floor, how to prevent or manage prolapse and incontinence, and regain your fitness. Bring your baby along too and join them in with some of the exercises!

When do they run and how much?

Classes run each Wednesday from 10.30-11.30am. Bring your baby along too - they can join in with some of the exercises! Cost- $120 for the six week course.

 

Jasmine is our women’s health trained physiotherapist who runs the course. She will be able to answer any questions. She also offers one on one treatments with health fund rebates available.

Mothers & Babies

Find out more about your pelvic floor.

Exercises to avoid post-pregnancy.

Did you know that certain exercises can actually make your pelvic floor even weaker?

 

Avoid running, jogging, jumping, heavy weight training if you’re experiencing leakage of urine with these activities .

 

 

 

How can I strengthen my pelvic floor?

Pelvic floor exercises are the recommended treatment for treating incontinence and preventing prolapse.

 

Sit in a comfortable chair or lie down in bed with your hips and knees bent. Imagine you’re needing to go to the toilet but you are unable to go immediately, therefore you have to tense your vagina to stop leakage of urine.

 

Once you’ve felt a tightening around your vagina, relax and repeat the contraction. Aim to hold for 10 seconds whilst breathing and repeat 10 times, 3/day.

What happens to my pelvic floor during pregnancy?

The weight of the baby will put pressure on your pelvic floor and cause it to stretch and weaken.

 

This is why many pregnant women complain of small drops of urine leaking when they cough or sneeze.

 

Unfortunately if these muscles aren’t strengthened, it can lead to long term incontinence or prolapse.

 

Prolapse is a condition where your pelvic organs descend downwards, which can cause back pain and a bulge in the vagina.

 

What is my pelvic floor?

Your pelvic floor is a sling of muscles which support your pelvic organs. They also prevent you from leaking urine with activities that increase the pressure inside your stomach such as jumping, running, coughing or sneezing

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