A podcast that redefines what it means to be informed in your pregnancy and birth.
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[1.06] Brigid introduces Kath and talks about fitnest mama.
[2.22] Dr Pat talks about the relationship between gynaecologist and physiotherapist in relation to prolapse.
[3.41] Kath describes the 3 main types of prolapses and Dr Pat talks about how the types of prolapse don’t often exist in isolation and if you have one type of prolapse you generally have a degree of another.
[6.02] Brigid asks Kath if prolapse is an ‘old person’s problem’, Kath talks about pregnancy and postpartum being one of the biggest risk factors for prolapse as well as the different degrees of prolapse.
[8.47] Kath talks about the research pointing to preventative measures in terms of prolapse.
[9.14] Dr Pat talks about whether some people are more prone to prolapse and modifiable risk factors and non-modifiable risk factors for prolapse.
[11.02] Prolapse is discussed in terms of weightlifting and safe lifting.
[12.24] Kath and Dr Pat talk about whether the type of birth a woman has can impact the development of prolapse. Kath talks about the link between the length of the second stage of labour and pelvic floor issues after birth.
[13.43] Dr Pat and Kath talks about the impact of different instrumental delivery methods can have on a woman developing prolapse.
[16.09] Kath talks about overactive pelvic floors or pelvic floor muscles that have difficulty relaxing and research on how epidurals can help during birth to relax the pelvic floor muscles.
[19.25] Brigid asks why people wouldn’t just choose to have a caesarean section to avoid having prolapse. Dr Pat talks about how a caesarean doesn’t reduce your risk of prolapse altogether and how for most people, the benefits of a vaginal childbirth outweigh the risks.
[21.06] Kath talks about perineal massage, its benefits and how she thinks it is more about letting go of muscle tension.
[25.28] Dr Pat asks Kath what people should be doing in the first 6 weeks post-birth and Kath talks about how people should be doing relative rest and she explains what gentle activation is.
[30.01] Dr Pat talks about the first signs and symptoms that indicate that someone might have prolapse, he talks about issues to bring up at the 6 weeks check-up post-birth.
[32.03] Kath talks about how ring pessaries can help with prolapse and different conservatives form of prolapse management for women.
[33.48] Kath and Dr Pat discuss bladder and bowel related prolapse issues.
[37.01] Brigid asks about the conservative management of prolapse in the short term and Dr Pat talks about the lack of research around this.
[38.32] Dr Pat asks Kath about the benefits of seeing a physiotherapist during postpartum.
[40.27] Dr Pat talks about prolapse surgery and when the right time is to operate. Kath talks about the role of a physio in helping to delay the need for prolapse surgery.
[45.49] Brigid asks if prolapse causes stress and faecal incontinence. Dr Pat talks about how they are to a certain degree separate issue and Kath talks about how they can be related but are generally 2 separate issues.
[49.01] Dr Pat talks about subsequent pregnancies and prolapse.
[50.14] Dr Pat talks about very severe prolapse that happens immediately after birth.
[51.01] Dr Pat talks about previous prolapse during pregnancy.
[51.46] Brigid and Kath talk about the coverage prolapse is getting on social media.
[52.43] Myth or Fact: If you push too hard in active labour or as your baby is crowning, you’ll cause a prolapse.
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