Tag Archives: women’s health

Carrying baby car seat after birth

Good article today on the problems of carrying baby car seats following birth. The problem is lifting something when your pelvic floor muscles and core muscles have not recovered their full strength. Lifting and carrying your baby is fine, even you have been diagnosed with a pelvic organ prolapse soon after giving birth (I think 1 in 12 women suffer from POP after birth). The problem is carrying heavier objects and in non-ergonomic positions as the article explains.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-47404140

You can find advice on how to reduce intra-abdominal pressure (lifting is one contributor) in this leaflet by the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy.

https://pogp.csp.org.uk/publications/pelvic-organ-prolapse-physiotherapy-guide-women

 

 

Perineal massage before birth. Is it worth it?

This is good summary of why perineal massage in the later stages of pregnancy for first-time mums-to-be is beneficial.

 

Thank you

This is a post to thank all the organisations and websites who helped me gather information to write Preparing to give birth for the first time.

All the references and links I mention in the book can be found here.

Thank you…

Mumsnet

Netmums

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy

GOV.UK

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Birthrights

Which?

NHS Choices

Stripey Stork

Cochrane Library

TAMBA

Wiley online library

Babycentre UK

UK Fed is best

Twins UK

Bliss

Care Quality Commission

Royal College of Midwives

Patient

Group B Strep Support

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Mind

PANDAS Foundation

Maternal OCD

Bipolar UK

The Miscarriage Association

Tommy’s

Action on Pre-eclampsia

Refuge

Women’s Aid

Broken Rainbow UK

SANDS

Child bereavement UK

NPEU

Samaritans UK

Rethink Mental Illness

PLOS

The Little Heartbeats

www.doula.org.uk

IMUK

www.privatepregnancy.co.uk

Birthmark Support Group

Lullaby Trust

Parent-infant sleep lab at Durham University

Cry-sis

The Breastfeeding Network

La Leche League

NCT

Go real

Bum deal

www.zerotothree.org

Action on Postpartum Psychosis

MASIC Foundation

Bladder and Bowel UK

Birth Trauma Association

Birth Tear Support

4th Degree Tear Support Group Facebook group

Living with Obstetric Fistula Facebook group

NCBI

Unfold your wings Emma Jane Sasuru

PND and me Rosey Adams

Reaching Out Positive Motivation Hope Mark Williams

PND Daddy Tony

Dads in Mind