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International Caesarean Awareness Month

April is International Caesarean Awareness Month 35% of births in Australia are by caesarean section (c-section). A c-section while common, is a major surgery that can take weeks to recover from. Whether by choice, necessity or emergency, we can support you to prepare for and/ or recover from your c-section. Give us a call to make an appointment - We would love to support you on your pregnancy and postnatal journey. ...

What is involved in a pelvic floor consultation?

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy session will include two parts: Consultation and examination Treatment Consultation and examination During the consultation and assessment, Bella will take a thorough case history to help determine the presenting issue, associated pain and possible causes. She will also discuss past medical history including any previous tests and treatments. Bella will then conduct an examination. This may include an external and internal examination. This is to what system of the body is contributing to your pelvic floor issues. Isabella will talk you through each stage of the examination to ensure you feel comfortable. Treatment Once Bella has a good understanding of your condition from your consultation and examination, she will devise...

Breastfeeding and hormones

1 – 7 August is World Breastfeeding Week. We have put together a 3 part series on breastfeeding and hormones, nutrition for breastfeeding, and weaning and hormones. Breastfeeding and Hormones Breastfeeding sounds simple enough right?!… That is until you actually have to do it! Breastfeeding can be difficult and stressful no matter if it’s your first of fourth baby. There are so many factors that come into play before breastfeeding works. There may be supply issues (too much or too little), pain and discomfort, mastitis, let down issues, hormonal issues, issues with latching, rooting, suckling and swallowing, tongue tie, mental health and lack of support/ education on breastfeeding techniques....