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World Incontinence Week 2014

'Managing the Mother Load'

Theme: Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Health 

Date: 23 - 29 June

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Incontinence

Sensitive issues call for extra sensitive care and we are here to give the best possible support we can to all women with incontinence issues. Book in to see Yvonne for ways to manage your bladder health and exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

​What are the pelvic floor muscles?

The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front.

A woman’s pelvic floor muscles support her bladder, womb (uterus) and bowel (colon). The urine tube (front passage), the vagina and the back passage all pass through the pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles help you to control your bladder and bowel. They also help sexual function. It is vital to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong.


Why do I need to train them?

As women grow older, the pelvic floor muscles need to stay strong because hormone changes after menopause can affect bladder control. As well as this, the pelvic floor muscles change and may get weak. A pelvic floor muscle training plan can help to lessen the effects of menopause on pelvic support and bladder control.

​Pelvic floor muscle training may also help women who have the urgent need to pass urine more often (called urge incontinence).