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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...

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...