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Mums are aware of the changes in their breast milk across the day. Breast milk is produced in greater volumes in the morning, and looks thicker and creamier at the end of the day.   what is melatonin In adults, melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin, tryptophan and other chemicals, increase from about sunset – a few hours before sleep – and reach...

The Good, The Bad, and The (aaaah) So Yummy   This is my lovely Mum enjoying her coffee. I talk to people about the effects of caffeine on the bladder and bowel –some effects are helpful, some are not.   I am asked about other effects of caffeine. I have completed a search of the pubmed/medline, and read major institutional health websites, both government and non-government, from around the...

Are you busting to get to the loo? Have you had the feeling that you just might wet yourself if you don't get there in time? Do you know where all the toilets are in your local area, your work place, exercise park and gym? Do you go to the loo before you leave the house; just-in-case?   National Continence week continues.  This may be of benefit to you or someone...

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the premier body  for information, education and awareness. The organisation provides information for the general public and for health professionals across the country. In 2017, Continence Week Awareness campaign concentrates on urinary incontinence related to the best medicine of all: laughter.   Read on Have you ever lost urine because you have laughed?  It is the same mechanism as when losing urine with coughing...

by Annette Beauchamp NEW MAMAs ask me regularly when they should return to driving following the birth of a baby.   RANZCOG Statement The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is the main organization for obstetricians in Australia. This is a summary of their published statement on recommendations for return to driving:  Women are advised they can drive if they can sit comfortably in the...

by Annette Beauchamp The abdomen is a cylinder of muscle.   The transverse abdominis muscles (the horizontal core fibres) originate at the spine and travel around to insert into the rectus muscles.  The rectus muscles attach to one another at the linea alba in front.  This is a thin layer of tendon. Abdominal separation is a usual consequence of having a baby. The abdomen expands to accommodate the growing baby...

Why choose SHE Physio Pilates for exercises when pregnant and postnatal? Annette Beauchamp, principal physiotherapist at SHE Physio Pilates, has 21 years exclusively in women's health. This is a highly specialized area of physiotherapy and healthcare. Likewise, all members of our team are highly experienced in women’s health. Our combined education and experience ensures expert personal care for your personal health. Women’s Health Physiotherapists complete a minimum of...

Your body is working hard, even before you move; just because you are growing another little person. Your blood volume increases by a whopping 50%. But your red blood cells only increase by 25%. Your heart and lungs work harder to enrich your blood with oxygen. Each pumping of the heart deals with a larger volume; about 40% more. And the heart rate increases to cope with the...

Things feel different since you have had a baby. Your growing baby was contained within your expanding uterus for 40 weeks. In probably less than one day, the baby travelled through the birth canal expanding the cervix and vagina to10cm and then almost as quickly reducing dramatically in size again. You may have noticed changes. The vagina may feel looser and shaped differently. The ability to squeeze...