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What you should know about pelvic health post pregnancy

From pelvic organ prolapse to leaking urine. What is it, the risk factors, signs & symptoms of & help available. Photo: Pexels

(Brooke Turner/ Women’s Health) –– Pelvic floor dysfunction is something that many women are not aware of until they may be impacted by it once they enter motherhood or menopause. Yet it is something that every woman, every trainer and every coach working with women, need to know more about! 

I’m Brooke, a mother of three, pre and post natal exercise educator, living with pelvic floor dysfunction. Chances are you, your sister, friend, aunty, mother, or grandmother is too! Is it common? You bet! Is it normal and ‘to be expected’ once you become a mother? No. 

1 in 3 women who have had a baby will leak urine. Incontinence can present as stress incontinence i.e. leaking when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jump or run and urge or overflow incontinence. (…)