Entries by Mary Kate Ryan

Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy – Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy -Women’s Health Physiotherapy What is it? Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a stiffness of your pelvic joints or the joints moving unevenly at either the back or front of your pelvis.  It is not harmful to your baby, but it can cause severe pain around your […]

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 […]

Constipation is a Common Problem During Pregnancy…

Constipation is a Common Problem During Pregnancy…   This may be due to: Your pregnancy producing 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, […]