For those of you who missed it, my most recent Facebook Live was all about prolapses. You can watch the full discussion here:
For this live, I was joined by Clare Makin, a pelvic floor specialist and yoga teacher, who experienced bladder leakage after the birth of her son. Wishing she had received more support, she decided to train and specialise in pelvic floor work. In addition to her yoga teaching, Clare now helps women regain and maintain pelvic floor function.
During our discussion, we covered what a prolapse is, how we develop prolapses, and how yoga, restorative exercises, and pelvic floor exercises can help to prevent and improve prolapses. All women, no matter what age, should be able to sleep through the night, without getting up for a wee, if their pelvic floor is working properly.
Clare shared a lot of great insights, including why traditional ‘squeeze and release’ exercises don’t always work – and can sometimes make things worse.
Some of the questions we addressed during the live included:
- How do I know if I have a prolapse?
- How can I be sure I’m doing the pelvic floor exercises correctly?
- When I get my period, something blocks the entrance to my vagina and causes embarrassing vaginal wind. What is happening, and why, and what can I do about this?
- How can I improve a rectocele and enterocele I have?
To learn more about Clare’s work, she can be contacted here: https://claremakin.co.uk/
She offers a free 4-week ‘Pelvic Floor Challenge’ and for £22 per month, women can join her Happy Pelvis Club, where they get two 30-minute videos with Clare per week and one per month on a Sunday.