#15 Going into Labour & Exercising the Pelvic Floor with Helen Keeble
It’s been a hot minute since the last episode!
This episode was recorded a year ago with my pelvic floor physio, Helen Keeble, as we prepared for the birth of my second born, Max.
We discuss why everyone should get their pelvic floor checked (not just mums); preparing for labour; the pressure that due dates put on parents; how soon you should exercise after giving birth; and a host of other gems that made me feel so much more informed going into labor.
Take a listen to learn more about pre- and post-partum health and exercise from Helen Keeble.
Some Questions I Ask:
- Is it okay to check the strength of a pregnant woman’s pelvic floor? (3:31 )
- Why is it recommended that women lean forward when they feel contractions? (21:58 )
- Why is there such pressure around due dates? (36:54 )
- After a natural birth, what are my next steps regarding caring for my pelvic floor? (42:52 )
- How can people get in contact with you? (56:22 )
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- What Helen found when I had my first appointment with her. (4:37 )
- How breathing techniques affect the pelvic floor. (12:13 )
- Why strengthening the pelvic floor is essential to a healthy core. (19:15 )
- How partners can be more involved in helping throughout labour. (22:58 )
- When to start doing various exercises post-birth. (44:11 )
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