Entries by Mary Kate Ryan

2 Simple Exercises to strengthen your Pelvic Floor – Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training. Pelvic floor muscles are very important as they: Control the bladder and bowel Support the pelvic organs and thus help prevent prolapse Are important for sexual function Support the growing uterus when pregnant Work with core muscles to support the spine   Where are they? They attach to the pubic bone at […]

Constipation is a Common Problem During Pregnancy…

Constipation is a Common Problem During Pregnancy…   This may be due to: An increase in the hormone progesterone, which relaxes smooth muscles throughout the body, including the digestive tract. This means that food passes through the intestines more slowly. Your expanding uterus, takes up valuable space normally occupied by your bowel, which may also […]