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May 7 2022
8 mins
3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Empowered - with Physio LauraAre you ready?Finding the Funny Side of her POP with Comedian and Women‘s Health Physiotherapist - Elaine Miller.
DESCRIPTION ~ Season Final ~ Join the discussion with Elaine Miller, Pelvic Physiotherapist, mother, and award winning comedian. Elaine experienced pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence following the birth of her children and was shocked about the lack of literature, resources and understanding of these very common health issues. Elaine is a breath of fresh air in her approach to all things relating to women's health and uses comedy as an educational tool in breaking down barriers for open and frank discussions. Sadly, many women tend to ignore symptoms of incontinence and POP due to being busy with young babies and children. Important not to accept POP as 'normal'. Elaine educates us that 25% of women in the UK do not seek help with incontinence and 1 in 2 women will experience POP. This episode is for you if you want to know more about: posterior vaginal childbirth pelvic organ proplapse vomiting in labour sensational vaginal birth storyincontinencepelvic floor physiotherapybreaking down barriers to women's healthnormalising anatomy terminologyimportance of ongoing health educationhow to use comedy to break the barriers to women's health  LINKS FOR YOU This is your last chance to grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. Find Elaine here: www.gussetgrippers.co.uk Elaine's podcast is coming - Get A Grip, which is athletes/academics/clinicians/politicians/patient experts/performers/activists all talking on a single issue and figuring out who needs to Get A Grip to solve it.   CREDITS Host - Stephanie Thompson Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson  Special thank you to Lyn for these show notes. Great job mum!
Dec 29 2021
1 hr 9 mins
Finding Passion and Purpose Living with Prolapse with Kimberly Smith.
DESCRIPTION Kimmy Smith, exercise and yoga lover with expertise in the area of exercise throughout pregnancy and postnatal. Kim was an elite athlete with the Australian Netball Squad prior to having children and was also a Corporate Lawyer. Kim moved on from both representative netball and the corporate law world to concentrate on her passion for health and fitness. Kim has always maintained health and wellness through exercise however following the birth of her daughters realised there was little information available relating to birth injuries and how to improve your overall pelvic floor condition through exercise. Kim has teamed up with a Women's Health Physiotherapist, Lyz Evans and they've created the 'Empowered Motherhood Program'. This is an award winning exercise program for women during pregnancy and in postnatal. Kim draws upon her own birth experiences and discusses the need for more readily available information for women at all stages of their life to assist with strengthening their pelvic floors and understanding the functionality of their pelvic floor through specific exercise programs.   Many women have no idea what prolapse is or understand the impact it can have on your life. Following the birth of her first child Kim was diagnosed with POP and given pamphlets to go away and read. The lack of support and knowledge led to her passion to improve this area of women's health.   This episode is for you if you want to learn more about: improving and protecting the pelvic floor through exercisemedical examinations during pregnancy by a qualified exercise physiotherapist to assist with protecting the pelvic floorbuilding strength postnatally understanding the signs of a weak pelvic floor prior to and after giving birthproactive strategies to assist with birthprovide the tools and support for women to regain pelvic floor health through exercisestruggles and balancing between motherhood and you (as a person) mother guilt how to get the support you need from pre birth to post birth and beyond share this episode with your loved ones who are becoming a mumma soon or in the near future LINKS FOR YOU Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea.  The Empowered Motherhood Program Have a special offer for $30 off all of listeners Use the code EMPAPP. It is available through our website and includes instant access to the EMP App.    CREDITS Host - Stephanie Thompson Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson  Special thank you to Lyn for these show notes. Great job mum!
Dec 22 2021
1 hr 5 mins
Ways to exercise and be healthy with prolapse - with Mish Wright
* Share this episode with your exercise and fitness professional *  DESCRIPTION A must listen to podcast with Mish Wright, change practitioner in the field of women's fitness, exercise and overall health. In acknowledging the importance of maintaining physical fitness and mental health through exercise it is also vital to understand that the 'one size fits all' philosophy does not apply to most women. Women of all stages of life have engaged in some level of fitness and exercise.  But have we been left feeling deflated due to inability to continue due to problems with incontinence, or pelvic floor issues such as prolapse, or general pain in the pelvic area?  Or perhaps feelings of shame or embarrassment in talking about these issues with fitness instructors or exercise professionals? There is a general lack of understanding in the fitness industry about women's health, particular as it relates to prolapse and incontinence. Mish is passionate about changing this and has developed many educational programs to inform women and fitness professionals. Has your fitness instructor ever discussed issues relating to pelvic floor or the importance of correct technique?  Most instructors will inquire if you have an ankle injury, back injury etc. prior the commencement of the course but do they ask whether you have an injury relating to pelvic floor injury or suffer with incontinence? In fact you may be causing more damage to your body without the essential knowledge and information relating to the right form of exercise for your body. This episode is for you if you want to know more about: what everyone can be doing now to help make change  exercise and Fitness with POPpelvic organ prolapse and avulsionincontinenceshame and stigma associated with prolapsemenstrual cycles, peri-menopause and menopause hormones, Estrogen, Cortisol and bone densitypersonal training and prolapse prolapse surgery   LINKS FOR YOU Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea.  Find out more about Mich: www.mishwright.com EVEolution Coaches: Mishfit.com.au   CREDITS Host - Stephanie Thompson Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson  Special thank you to Lyn for these show notes. Great job mum!
Dec 15 2021
1 hr 14 mins
How To Know When it‘s Time for POP Surgery? with Sarah Prime - (Part 1)How ‘Health Literacy‘ can Help Your Prolapse, with Dr Elizabeth Skinner
Dec 1 2021
1 hr 5 mins
Quick Tips & Tricks for Living with POP - The best clothes to wear with POP.How to best support your birthing partner with Lucy Bloom
DESCRIPTION Lucy Bloom is an award-winning leader and speaker, with an epic birth story of her own. Her book 'Cheers to Childbirth' is a birthing guide for dads and birthing partners.  This episode explores the 'dream' image of what we expect our journey to motherhood to be. From having all the 'ducks in a row' before being pregnant, to birthing and trying to live two lives as both mum and professional. By the end of this episode we hope to have planted a seed for women and their birthing partners to learn all they can to be able to go into childbirth feeling prepared (with having a chance to work through any fears).  Lucy says; 'if your support person knows the right things to do, it will make birthing easier'. This episode is for you if you want to know about; how to support your partner during childbirth epic birth stories birth trauma pelvic organ prolapsehow to love being YOU and forget judgement vaginal tearing with vaginal birth how to stay away from birthing culture and birth politics balancing being a parent and a working professional how dads and birthing partners can best support their birthing person Beer and Bubs Childbirth classes men's (and birthing partners) perspective on childbirth knowing when to advocate for your birthing mumma cut through medical jargon in birth midwifery care and obstetrician care forceps births and cesarian section birth birth trauma and systemic birthing failures  Favourite quote: 'There's no convenient time to have a baby'.  Language warning: a few f*bombs are dropped within this conversation.    LINKS FOR YOU Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea.  Grab a FREE copy of from ‘Lads to Dads’ which is a collection of birth stories by blokes: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/r4e2tqptw7 Find the book 'Cheers to Childbirth' here: https://cheerstochildbirth.com.au Leave Your Review of the Podcast Here CREDITS Host - Stephanie Thompson Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson
Nov 24 2021
58 mins
Quick Tips & Tricks for Living with POP - HouseworkFinding a solution to your prolapse - a newly designed pessary with Kaitlin Maier.Help! I‘m a New Parent and Feel So Lost, with Claire Young (The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre)
DESCRIPTION Transitioning to parenthood can be complex, overwhelming and exhausting. Where do new parents go when they don’t know what they’re doing? (Truth - none of us really know what we're doing). Some new parents turn to friends or family members, Dr Google or mothers group - to find their village. But what happens when the village is non-existent or you can’t hear through all the noise of too many villages?  The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre is the place to find your village and get support as you transition to parenthood. This conversation may help you or someone you love.  This episode is for you if you want to know about; first time parents why the need for the Early Parenting Centre what are the signs you might need to call a service like thishow are other family members involved feed, play, sleep co-sleeping and SIDSmotherhood and judgment when your instincts are not helping  postnatal depression and anxiety for families why are new parents reluctant to ask for helphow can we all be working together to help new families with the transition EDIT: Perinatal Mental Health Week 7th -14th November 2021 (not 8th-15th as stated in the intro).    LINKS FOR YOU Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea.  Website: Illawarra Early Parenting Centre To be in the running to win a 'New Parent Care Pack' Giveaway - ENTER HERE    CREDITS Host - Stephanie Thompson Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson
Nov 10 2021
22 mins
Quick Tips & Tricks - How to have a baby with POPHow to navigate the legal system after birth trauma, with Hayley Collins.
DESCRIPTION  If you have sustained injuries through childbirth, this discussion with Associate Hayley Collins - serves to be informative regarding the litigation process in receiving not only acknowledgement of the injuries incurred but also compensation. For the average person the area of law is unknown and there is a general lack of understanding regarding the different titles and levels of law professionals i.e differences between lawyer, solicitors, associates, barrister QC etc and each of their area of expertise. So when women find themselves wanting to explore options for taking on a claim following injuries as a result of birth trauma this field can be quite intimidating and unknown. What are some of the drawbacks or negatives in pursuing a law claim for birth injury? Financial constraints can be one factor as the process can be quite expensive. Another aspect is the process can take a long time before reaching court. Women are generally vulnerable following a traumatic birth and are daunted by the prospect of litigation. There are many positive aspects of working with people that have experienced birth trauma....success in receiving financial compensation for injury, acknowledgement of injuries, wanting to help other people that have experienced birth trauma.   This episode is for you if you want to know about: Legal terminology e.g. what is causation?Vaginal birthCompensationForcepsBreach of duty of care due to lack of consent prior to the use of forcepsC SectionBirthing PlanMidwifery profession promote vaginal birthC Section can be viewed as failing in the birth areaMedical profession often normalise birth traumaDisbursementsNo win - no paySettlementUpfront understanding and knowledge of the process involved taking on a claim for medical negligence.Prospects of successStatute of LimitationHealth policies in relation to birthHCCCBirthing debriefBirthing PlanWhat is a Class Action? LINKS FOR YOU Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea.  Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support APOPS: https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/   CREDITS Host - Stephanie Thompson Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson  A special thanks to Lyn for helping with these show notes. Great job mum!
Nov 5 2021
54 mins
Quick Tips & Tricks - Easy Meal PrepPelvic Organ Prolapse 101 - with Sherrie Palm (Part 2)Quick Tips & Tricks - LaundryLIVE Hour Of Power & Women‘s Health with Sharny KieserWhat is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? with Sherrie Palm (Part 1)
Oct 27 2021
52 mins
Quick Tips & Tricks - How to Build Your A-Team