The Green Parent August 2012
You and Your Body after Childbirth
Guys, this article if for women only!
In my recent online survey ‘You and your body after childbirth’, I was delighted to see that over 90% of mums attempted to breastfeed from the off. Sadly after birth 41.8% experienced mood swings and 79.6% were too tired to make love.
Over 50% of mums experienced a weak bladder and ‘embarrassing leaks’ (I’m guessing many had never admitted to that before) but thankfully actress Helena Bonham Carter brought this taboo subject to the fore admitting in a recent interview that she resorted to using nappies on the set of HARRY POTTER as her bladder was so weak. She said ‘Really I couldn’t jump up and down and scream without losing most of my bodily liquid.’
It’s a problem that affects over 4 million women in the UK and many new mums suffer lack of bladder control and ‘embarrassing leaks’ when they cough, sneeze, laugh and exercise. Trampolines and bouncy castles are out! There is considerable ignorance about what happens to the pelvic floor during childbirth and of the consequences of not taking early action to restore and strengthen the pelvic floor muscle. Weak pelvic floor muscles are also a key cause of a lacklustre sex life. A Lancet article estimates that 1 in 6 women will experience sexual problems after childbirth.
I’ve been researching and found a simple solution and it’s available on prescription. (Free with maternity exemption certificate). If only GP’s knew to prescribe it and mums knew to ask for it.! The PelvicToner has had lots of clinical trials done to prove it efficacy, most users also report an improved sex life and 62% also reported that they noticed improved vaginal tightness.
Told you it wasn’t for you Guys ! (but then again….)
Janey Lee Grace