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I believe that having the knowledge to make informed decisions about our health and well being is not only empowering but it also means we are more likely to make changes which will last for life.

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based profession. Everything that we do as physiotherapists is based on what the most up-to-date research tells us, therefore, it makes sense to have a section from which you can pick and choose articles, studies and websites in areas that interest you.

This section will be updated as more research becomes available. If you have any questions or comments about any of the articles; if you would like more information on a particular subject; or if you have read something which you think others might also like to read then please email me at info@fitmums.dk.

The Pelvic Floor

www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/.../10-step-guide-to-pelvic-floor-safe-exercise.html

10 Step Guide to Putting Your Pelvic Floor First when exercising from Pelvic Floor First and The Continence Association of Australia

www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/.../10-step-guide-to-pelvic-floor-safe-exercise.html

Information explaining the connection between your pelvic floor muscles and core strength from Pelvic Floor First and The Continence Association of Australia

pogp.csp.org.uk/.../pelvic-floor-muscle-exercises-women

A guidance booklet from the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association explaining how to do pelvic floor exercises to strenthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Pregnancy Related Incontinence

www.csp.org.uk/.../personal-training-your-pelvic-floor

A fantastic video from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Royal College of Midwives that discusses incontinence after birth and what professionals can do to help you.

www.continence.org.au/.../pregnancy.html

An excellent video and information from The Continence Foundation of Australia about causes and risk factors of incontinence following pregnancy and birth and ways you can improve your pelvic floor muscles to reduce your symptoms.

Exercising and Keeping Healthy During Pregnancy

www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/.../exercising-during-pregnancy.html

Guidelines about exercising safely during pregnancy from Pelvic Floor First and the Continence Association of Australia

pogp.csp.org.uk/.../fit-pregnancy

An excellent booklet from the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association that provides exercises and advice to help women keep healthy and cope with the physical demands of pregnancy.

pogp.csp.org.uk/.../fit-safe-exercise-childbearing-year

More information from the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association about exercising safely during the childbearing year.

pogp.csp.org.uk/.../fit-birth

Essential exercises and advice to help women cope with their labour from the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association

Returning to Sport or Exercise After Birth

pogp.csp.org.uk/.../fit-future

A booklet from the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association with safe exercises and advice to help new mothers recover after childbirth.

www.fitbackandbumps.co.uk/getting-my-tummy-back/

Information from FitBack and Bumps about strengthening your abdominals effectively post birth.

www.continence.org.au/.../returning-to-sport-or-exercise-after-birth

Article from the Continence Foundation of Australia explaining the importance of having a strong and functioning pelvic floor before returing to exercise.

Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and Back Pain

pogp.csp.org.uk/.../pregnancy-related-pelvic-girdle-pain-mothers-be-new-mothers

Another excellent booklet from the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy association. It provides information and advice on Pelvic Girdle Pain (formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) related to your pregnancy.

dianelee.ca/article-understanding-back-and-pelvic-pain.php

An article from physiotherapist Diane Lee that explains the connection between back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. It also describes the significance of core training and explains Diastasis Rectus Abdominis.

www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk

The Pelvic Partnership charity offers a wealth of evidence-based information about Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and treatment options.

Miscellaneous

www.nhs.uk/.../signs-and-symptoms-pregnancy.aspx

A variety of information from the NHS about pregnancy; labour and birth; your newborn and toddlers.

www.continence.org.au/.../sex-during-and-after-pregnancy

Information from The Continence Foundation of Australia about having sex during and after pregnancy.

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