Episode 15 - Why you need to pay attention to your pelvic floor with Vanessa Dougan
What the heck is your pelvic floor and why does it matter?
Welcome to Episode 15 with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Vanessa Dougan!
Having struggled with weight and body image since a young girl, Vanessa bounced around between restricted eating, over-indulging and fad diets during her 20s. Always a natural athlete she just didn't understand why she was "meant to be hefty" when others seemed to slim down with ease. After an angry outburst at nothing she finally realized she needed to look after herself which meant taking her fitness and health seriously. She finally developed a way to eat sustainably, lose the weight, gain more energy and learn to love the skin she lived in.
Since that momentous turn in her journey, she delivered a healthy baby girl, kept her sunny perspective on her body image and was able to compete in her first bikini body-building competition! She now has a new baby boy and has returned to preparing for her next competition.
She is passionate about helping other moms rehab their post-baby bodies to return to efficient and effective exercise routines that WILL NOT do damage to their core (including their pelvic floor and any diastasis recti), while also teaching them how to take the guilt out of eating.
What we cover in this episode:
What is the pelvic floor?
How to use pelvic floor exercises for PCOS, fertility, and endometriosis
Pelvic floor exercises and tips to add to your daily routine
How to improve your fitness with pelvic floor health
Pelvic floor health for motherhood
Jade egg? What’s the deal?
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