Now I am bang smack into my menopausal years, the words ‘Pelvic Floor’ have been reintroduced to my vocabulary. Over 20 years ago I gave birth to two lovely human beings, and at the post natal check ups, the GP mumbled something about Pelvic Floor exercises and was I doing them. I said yes, but really I didn’t know if I was or not? Nobody had shown me, nobody had explained how. I was busy with my little ones, I vaguely remember someone mentioning a lift or something!
Fast forward 20 years to the present day…
NOW I know what Pelvic Floor is!
The menopause has this sneaky little habit of introducing somewhat embarrassing symptom which nobody really talks about.
And I am experiencing them ALL!
Now, those that follow me, ready my stuff, come to my classes, know that I LOVE to find out the why’s, the how’s, the what can we do’s, on just about any problem that is presented to a Woman embarking on this crazy change stage of her life. So, this was no exception. It has been a 3 year journey of research, two excellent courses and my own experience that has brought me to bring to you all the stuff I have learnt.
So, the first question is: What are the first signs of having a Pelvic Floor Problem?
I’m going to go straight in here and list the main symptoms:
- Urinary leakage when you cough, sneeze or laugh (I like to call it Peezing!)
- Urinary leakage when you jump, run or slip
- Urges to go to the loo all the time
- Just can’t hold it
- Uncontrollable letting go of wind from the back passage
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Muscle spasms in the pelvic region
- Lower back pain
There are more, but you get the idea.
1 in 7 women have some or all of these symptoms and live with them for life, because they think that it’s normal. You only have to go to the supermarket and see the rows of incontinence pads for sale to realise that it is a REAL issue, which nobody is talking about.
Well, let me tell you, it does not have to be this way. Help is at hand. Let me educate and teach you some simple movements and exercises, which can really help to mend your under-carridges girls. It will all start at an adapted pilates class with me, where I will explain all.
Come and find out more about how you can help yourself in this department. CLICK HERE For more information on the upcoming Pelvic Health Workshop delivered online in June.