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Am I too tight to push? How to Prepare your Pelvic Floor for Birth

How to Prepare your Pelvic Floor for Birth

Imagine having to stretch your hamstring or bicep three times its normal length - impossible!

But that's just what the muscles of your pelvic floor have to do in order to give birth vaginally. So it's no wonder that a lot of women are concerned with whether their pelvic floor will be able to...

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Healing from a Traumatic Birth

 

"As long as the baby is healthy, that's all that matters". We don't agree with this often-quoted statement.

Birth is more than simply a way to get the baby out. It is an incredible and often life-changing event. One that we often spend years thinking about and dreaming of.

So when your birth doesn't go the way you may have hoped it can...

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The breastfeeding essentials helping you to feel a lot more confident

 

In this video, Lactation Consultant, Midwife and Registered Nurse Cathy Shortt shares her essential tips for breastfeeding. 

Breastfeeding your baby doesn't come naturally for a lot of women. Whether due to inverted nipples, poor attachment, cracked and painful nipples or feelings of complete overwhelm. It can often be...

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Pregnant (Again!) 10 Steps to Prepare your Body for Baby #2

Pregnancy. Birth. Raising a newborn. You’ve been there, done that. 

Maybe you had the pregnancy of your dreams first time around. Or maybe it didn't exactly go to plan and you want to do it right this time around. 

EMP Founder and Titled Women's Health Physiotherapist Lyz Evans shares the ten steps you can take to...

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Vaginal Weights, Pessaries + More. Why Prolapse Treatment isn't just Kegels

 

Have you recently been diagnosed with a pelvic organ prolapse? It is a lot more common than you may think. Research indicates:

  • Over 50% of women who have given birth will experience pelvic dysfunction (symptoms may or may not be present)*; and
  • The risk of prolapse increases with each subsequent pregnancy and delivery.

Some women with...

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The Birth of a Mother - A Positive Induction Birth Story

"Birth is a profound event, fro the one being born and the one birthing, as well as those gathered to assist the process". Tami Lynn Kent

On 30 May 2018 we welcomed our third baby girl into the world. Each year I like to revisit her birth. Since she has been such a huge part of the Empowered Motherhood journey, I thought I would share...

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What causes Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy - and what you can do about it

 

Since launching the EMP, we have had a lot of our members ask us about Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) in pregnancy - and what they can do to reduce the amount of pain they are experiencing.

We have just launched our live Q+A series for our EMP Members and we wanted to share this small part of the Q+A session where Women's Health...

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Whole Food Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy

 

In this video from the EMP Expert Series, Kimmy interviews nutritionist, author and TV host Zoe Bingley-Pullin about whole food nutrition for real-life pregnancies. Zoe is a nutritionist, author and media personality. She is a Mum of two and founder of the  online program Falling in Love with Food via her website ...

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Is Exercise Safe During Pregnancy - The Guidelines

 

In Australia only 15% of pregnant women are doing the recommended level of exercise! We want to change that! Experts recommend that pregnant women should be doing between 150-300 minutes of moderate to slightly vigorous exercise per week, including two strength and resistance workouts each week. 

 

Why? One reason is that...

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C-Section Recovery Essentials

 

Birth by Caesarean section is a physically and emotionally taxing process that involves major abdominal surgery. As a mother, you may also have experienced feelings of guilt or regret that your birth might not have gone exactly to plan.

Through the Empowered Motherhood Program C-Section Program, we will work with you to help heal your...

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