The Lowdown with Bravemumma
Finding the Funny Side of her POP with Comedian and Women‘s Health Physiotherapist - Elaine Miller.

Finding the Funny Side of her POP with Comedian and Women‘s Health Physiotherapist - Elaine Miller.

December 29, 2021

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~ Season Final ~

Join the discussion with Elaine Miller, Pelvic Physiotherapist, mother, and award winning comedian.

Elaine experienced pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence following the birth of her children and was shocked about the lack of literature, resources and understanding of these very common health issues.

Elaine is a breath of fresh air in her approach to all things relating to women's health and uses comedy as an educational tool in breaking down barriers for open and frank discussions.

Sadly, many women tend to ignore symptoms of incontinence and POP due to being busy with young babies and children. Important not to accept POP as 'normal'. Elaine educates us that 25% of women in the UK do not seek help with incontinence and 1 in 2 women will experience POP.

This episode is for you if you want to know more about:

  • posterior vaginal childbirth 
  • pelvic organ proplapse 
  • vomiting in labour 
  • sensational vaginal birth story
  • incontinence
  • pelvic floor physiotherapy
  • breaking down barriers to women's health
  • normalising anatomy terminology
  • importance of ongoing health education
  • how to use comedy to break the barriers to women's health 

LINKS FOR YOU

This is your last chance to grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea.

Find Elaine here: www.gussetgrippers.co.uk

Elaine's podcast is coming - Get A Grip, which is athletes/academics/clinicians/politicians/patient experts/performers/activists all talking on a single issue and figuring out who needs to Get A Grip to solve it.

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Special thank you to Lyn for these show notes. Great job mum! 

 
Finding Passion and Purpose Living with Prolapse with Kimberly Smith.

Finding Passion and Purpose Living with Prolapse with Kimberly Smith.

December 22, 2021

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Kimmy Smith, exercise and yoga lover with expertise in the area of exercise throughout pregnancy and postnatal.

Kim was an elite athlete with the Australian Netball Squad prior to having children and was also a Corporate Lawyer. Kim moved on from both representative netball and the corporate law world to concentrate on her passion for health and fitness.

Kim has always maintained health and wellness through exercise however following the birth of her daughters realised there was little information available relating to birth injuries and how to improve your overall pelvic floor condition through exercise.

Kim has teamed up with a Women's Health Physiotherapist, Lyz Evans and they've created the 'Empowered Motherhood Program'. This is an award winning exercise program for women during pregnancy and in postnatal.

Kim draws upon her own birth experiences and discusses the need for more readily available information for women at all stages of their life to assist with strengthening their pelvic floors and understanding the functionality of their pelvic floor through specific exercise programs.  

Many women have no idea what prolapse is or understand the impact it can have on your life. Following the birth of her first child Kim was diagnosed with POP and given pamphlets to go away and read. The lack of support and knowledge led to her passion to improve this area of women's health.

 

This episode is for you if you want to learn more about:

  • improving and protecting the pelvic floor through exercise
  • medical examinations during pregnancy by a qualified exercise physiotherapist to assist with protecting the pelvic floor
  • building strength postnatally 
  • understanding the signs of a weak pelvic floor prior to and after giving birth
  • proactive strategies to assist with birth
  • provide the tools and support for women to regain pelvic floor health through exercise
  • struggles and balancing between motherhood and you (as a person)
  • mother guilt 
  • how to get the support you need from pre birth to post birth and beyond
  • share this episode with your loved ones who are becoming a mumma soon or in the near future

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

The Empowered Motherhood Program

Have a special offer for $30 off all of listeners

Use the code EMPAPP.

It is available through our website and includes instant access to the EMP App. 

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Special thank you to Lyn for these show notes. Great job mum! 

 

Ways to exercise and be healthy with prolapse - with Mish Wright

Ways to exercise and be healthy with prolapse - with Mish Wright

December 15, 2021

* Share this episode with your exercise and fitness professional * 

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A must listen to podcast with Mish Wright, change practitioner in the field of women's fitness, exercise and overall health. In acknowledging the importance of maintaining physical fitness and mental health through exercise it is also vital to understand that the 'one size fits all' philosophy does not apply to most women.

Women of all stages of life have engaged in some level of fitness and exercise.  But have we been left feeling deflated due to inability to continue due to problems with incontinence, or pelvic floor issues such as prolapse, or general pain in the pelvic area?  Or perhaps feelings of shame or embarrassment in talking about these issues with fitness instructors or exercise professionals?

There is a general lack of understanding in the fitness industry about women's health, particular as it relates to prolapse and incontinence. Mish is passionate about changing this and has developed many educational programs to inform women and fitness professionals.

Has your fitness instructor ever discussed issues relating to pelvic floor or the importance of correct technique?  Most instructors will inquire if you have an ankle injury, back injury etc. prior the commencement of the course but do they ask whether you have an injury relating to pelvic floor injury or suffer with incontinence?

In fact you may be causing more damage to your body without the essential knowledge and information relating to the right form of exercise for your body.

This episode is for you if you want to know more about:

  • what everyone can be doing now to help make change  
  • exercise and Fitness with POP
  • pelvic organ prolapse and avulsion
  • incontinence
  • shame and stigma associated with prolapse
  • menstrual cycles, peri-menopause and menopause 
  • hormones, Estrogen, Cortisol and bone density
  • personal training and prolapse 
  • prolapse surgery

 

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

Find out more about Mich: www.mishwright.com

EVEolution Coaches: Mishfit.com.au

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Special thank you to Lyn for these show notes. Great job mum! 

How To Know When it‘s Time for POP Surgery? with Sarah Prime - (Part 1)

How To Know When it‘s Time for POP Surgery? with Sarah Prime - (Part 1)

December 8, 2021

How do you know it’s time to have POP surgery?  

This is a two part series with Sarah Prime, who talks in depth about her decision to have prolapse surgery. Sarah tells us why as a ‘younger’ woman she could no longer live a life like this. Sarah has done her research and has some top tips for the best chance of a positive outcome to navigate her new norm.  

Women living with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are often presented with three options to manage daily life. 

  1. Physiotherapy
  2. Pessaries 
  3. Surgery 

(4. Live with it the best way you can when the above 3 are not successful.)

Generally surgery is the last option offered to women who’ve finished having children and are much ‘older’. We will check back in with Sarah for part two following her surgery and recovery. 

This episode is for you if you want to know about; 

  • childbirth 
  • pelvic organ prolapse 
  • jade eggs
  • pessaries 
  • POP surgery 
  • incontinence  
  • hysterectomy  
  • sex with prolapse 
  • invisible injuries and disability
  • motherhood 

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

How ‘Health Literacy‘ can Help Your Prolapse, with Dr Elizabeth Skinner

How ‘Health Literacy‘ can Help Your Prolapse, with Dr Elizabeth Skinner

December 1, 2021

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When an Intensive Care Nurse and Midwife has personal experience with birth trauma, she decides to ‘think outside the box’ and become a change-maker. 

In our conversation with Dr Elizabeth Skinner, we dive deep into how women with prolapse go on to have another baby, or even be intimate again with their partners to become pregnant. 

Find out how ‘health literacy’ can assist with making the changes we need to see in this birthing and prolapse space. You may be surprised to find out how the birthing culture of ‘natural’ birth method actually came to be. 

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • Birth Trauma and injuries for women and their partners 
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse 
  • Prolapse and sex 
  • Birthing centre 
  • Birth Wars - how birthing is political 
  • Vaginal birth 
  • Cesarean birth 
  • Forceps 
  • How to have a baby when you have a prolapse 
  • Prolapse as a disability 
  • Diagnosing prolapse with 3D imaging
  • Levator Ani 
  • Pelvic Floor 
  • Pessaries 
  • How to make an informed decision in your birth

 

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

Connect with Dr Elizabeth Skinner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizskinner/

Leave Your Review of the Podcast Here

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Quick Tips & Tricks for Living with POP - Fashion

Quick Tips & Tricks for Living with POP - Fashion

November 27, 2021

How To Find The Clothes to Fit with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Many women living with POP, finding the right clothes to fit comfortably all day can be difficult. This episode could be helpful for you if you want to find out more about how to choose an outfit and shoes to help you feel more comfortable throughout the day. 

If you have your own tip or trick when choosing an outfit with POP and would like to share it, leave a comment below or reach out via DM on Instagram @bravemumma

LINKS FOR YOU

Feet and Fannies Blog and Video demonstration 

Join the Bravemumma-hood 

Items mentioned in this episode:

Kmart Overalls 

Modibodi Underpants 

Custom Nike Shoes  

Frankie4

How to best support your birthing partner with Lucy Bloom

How to best support your birthing partner with Lucy Bloom

November 24, 2021

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Lucy Bloom is an award-winning leader and speaker, with an epic birth story of her own. Her book 'Cheers to Childbirth' is a birthing guide for dads and birthing partners. 

This episode explores the 'dream' image of what we expect our journey to motherhood to be. From having all the 'ducks in a row' before being pregnant, to birthing and trying to live two lives as both mum and professional.

By the end of this episode we hope to have planted a seed for women and their birthing partners to learn all they can to be able to go into childbirth feeling prepared (with having a chance to work through any fears). 

Lucy says; 'if your support person knows the right things to do, it will make birthing easier'.

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • how to support your partner during childbirth 
  • epic birth stories 
  • birth trauma 
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • how to love being YOU and forget judgement 
  • vaginal tearing with vaginal birth 
  • how to stay away from birthing culture and birth politics 
  • balancing being a parent and a working professional
  • how dads and birthing partners can best support their birthing person 
  • Beer and Bubs Childbirth classes
  • men's (and birthing partners) perspective on childbirth 
  • knowing when to advocate for your birthing mumma 
  • cut through medical jargon in birth 
  • midwifery care and obstetrician care 
  • forceps births and cesarian section birth 
  • birth trauma and systemic birthing failures 

Favourite quote: 'There's no convenient time to have a baby'. 

Language warning: a few f*bombs are dropped within this conversation. 

 

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

Grab a FREE copy of from ‘Lads to Dads’ which is a collection of birth stories by blokes: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/r4e2tqptw7

Find the book 'Cheers to Childbirth' here: https://cheerstochildbirth.com.au

Leave Your Review of the Podcast Here

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Quick Tips & Tricks for Living with POP - Housework

Quick Tips & Tricks for Living with POP - Housework

November 19, 2021

How To Manage Daily Housework with Pelvic Organ Prolapse 

Many women leave their first diagnosis appointment with so much new information, but often they feel there was  nothing to help them to guide their daily lives. Sometimes this comes later on the road to recovery. For those who would like to fast track and get some tips now, this episode might be helpful for you.  

If you have your own tip or trick for managing housework with POP and would like to share it, leave a comment below or reach out via DM on Instagram @bravemumma

LINKS & CODES FOR YOU:

To be in the running to win a 'New Parent Care Pack' Giveaway - ENTER HERE 

Madame Flavour: Code: BRAVEDR for 20% off, plus free gift 

Join the Bravemumma community 

Book: The Day My Vagina Broke - what they don't tell you about childbirth

Finding a solution to your prolapse - a newly designed pessary with Kaitlin Maier.

Finding a solution to your prolapse - a newly designed pessary with Kaitlin Maier.

November 17, 2021

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Are you one of those 50% of women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) looking for solutions to manage this condition through the use of pessaries?

This conversation with Kaitlin Maier from REIA Health looks at this newly improved design and utilisation of pessaries for women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

REIA are hoping to achieve open availability of pessary for all women experiencing POP, worldwide distribution, with little to no practitioner intervention (following initial consultation) to enable women in remote locations self use of the pessary.

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse POP
  • Brief history of pessaries 
  • Intergenerational family discussions on women's health
  • Women's health anatomy
  • Clinical trials 
  • Inclusion for women with additional conditions 
  • Innovation with pessaries 
  • How to prepare for a pessary fitting

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

Sign up to the REIA Health Newsletter:  www.reiahealth.com

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Special thank you to Lyn for these show notes. Great job mum! 

Help! I‘m a New Parent and Feel So Lost, with Claire Young (The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre)

Help! I‘m a New Parent and Feel So Lost, with Claire Young (The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre)

November 10, 2021

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Transitioning to parenthood can be complex, overwhelming and exhausting. Where do new parents go when they don’t know what they’re doing? (Truth - none of us really know what we're doing).

Some new parents turn to friends or family members, Dr Google or mothers group - to find their village. But what happens when the village is non-existent or you can’t hear through all the noise of too many villages? 

The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre is the place to find your village and get support as you transition to parenthood. This conversation may help you or someone you love. 

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • first time parents 
  • why the need for the Early Parenting Centre 
  • what are the signs you might need to call a service like this
  • how are other family members involved 
  • feed, play, sleep 
  • co-sleeping and SIDS
  • motherhood and judgment 
  • when your instincts are not helping  
  • postnatal depression and anxiety for families 
  • why are new parents reluctant to ask for help
  • how can we all be working together to help new families with the transition

EDIT: Perinatal Mental Health Week 7th -14th November 2021 (not 8th-15th as stated in the intro). 

 

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

Website: Illawarra Early Parenting Centre

To be in the running to win a 'New Parent Care Pack' Giveaway - ENTER HERE 

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Quick Tips & Tricks - How to have a baby with POP

Quick Tips & Tricks - How to have a baby with POP

November 9, 2021

How To Have Another Baby Following a Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnosis 

This is the number #1 question I'm asked by women living with prolapse. 

Having lived through this very experience, I understand your fears and worries about falling pregnant, carrying for 9 months and birthing another baby with prolapse. I hope this personal recount helps you get to a place where you are able to; build your A Team, ask questions and become confident in your decision to move forward with another baby (or not).

There is so much more to this conversation, like how to manage with two small children under 2, when you have POP. If you think this would be helpful, leave a comment below or reach out via DM on Instagram @bravemumma

 

LINKS & CODES FOR YOU:

To be in the running to win a 'New Parent Care Pack' Giveaway - ENTER HERE 

Madame Flavour: Code: BRAVEDR for 20% off, plus free gift 

Bravemumma community 

Book: The Day My Vagina Broke - what they don't tell you about childbirth

EDIT: Perinatal Mental Health Week 7th - 14th November 2021 (not the 8th as stated in this episode). 

How to navigate the legal system after birth trauma, with Hayley Collins.

How to navigate the legal system after birth trauma, with Hayley Collins.

November 5, 2021

DESCRIPTION 

If you have sustained injuries through childbirth, this discussion with Associate Hayley Collins - serves to be informative regarding the litigation process in receiving not only acknowledgement of the injuries incurred but also compensation.

For the average person the area of law is unknown and there is a general lack of understanding regarding the different titles and levels of law professionals i.e differences between lawyer, solicitors, associates, barrister QC etc and each of their area of expertise. So when women find themselves wanting to explore options for taking on a claim following injuries as a result of birth trauma this field can be quite intimidating and unknown.

What are some of the drawbacks or negatives in pursuing a law claim for birth injury? Financial constraints can be one factor as the process can be quite expensive. Another aspect is the process can take a long time before reaching court. Women are generally vulnerable following a traumatic birth and are daunted by the prospect of litigation.

There are many positive aspects of working with people that have experienced birth trauma....success in receiving financial compensation for injury, acknowledgement of injuries, wanting to help other people that have experienced birth trauma.

 

This episode is for you if you want to know about:

  • Legal terminology e.g. what is causation?
  • Vaginal birth
  • Compensation
  • Forceps
  • Breach of duty of care due to lack of consent prior to the use of forceps
  • C Section
  • Birthing Plan
  • Midwifery profession promote vaginal birth
  • C Section can be viewed as failing in the birth area
  • Medical profession often normalise birth trauma
  • Disbursements
  • No win - no pay
  • Settlement
  • Upfront understanding and knowledge of the process involved taking on a claim for medical negligence.
  • Prospects of success
  • Statute of Limitation
  • Health policies in relation to birth
  • HCCC
  • Birthing debrief
  • Birthing Plan
  • What is a Class Action?

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support APOPS: https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

A special thanks to Lyn for helping with these show notes. Great job mum! 

Quick Tips & Tricks - Easy Meal Prep

Quick Tips & Tricks - Easy Meal Prep

November 4, 2021

How To Prepare Daily Dinners With Ease 

Just like the laundry, cooking and feeding your family are just one of those things you can not avoid - unless you're married to a chef, maybe? 

So right now we're going to share the top tips to help you get through the 365+ meals you prepare each year. 

For women living with pelvic organ prolapse, cooking and standing in the afternoon/night can be hard. The POP symptoms generally are at their worst after being mostly vertical all day long. 

LINKS & CODES FOR YOU:

Madame Flavour: Code: BRAVEDR for 20% off, plus free gift 

YouFoodz Code: MEAL-DEAL

Free Download - How To Build Your A-Team

Bravemumma 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse 101 - with Sherrie Palm (Part 2)

Pelvic Organ Prolapse 101 - with Sherrie Palm (Part 2)

November 3, 2021

DESCRIPTION 

In this Part 2 - Sherrie Palm shares her journey from her own POP diagnosis, mesh surgery and recovery to becoming an Author, Founder and CEO of Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support. 

In this episode, we dive deep into the types of pelvic organ prolapse, causes and treatments for POP, plus Levator Avulsions. 

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • pelvic organ prolapse 101
  • 5 types of pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Levator Ani Avulsions 
  • causes or contributors to developing POP
  • join the APOPS support group for women with over 19K+ members  

 

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea. 

Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support APOPS: https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Quick Tips & Tricks - Laundry

Quick Tips & Tricks - Laundry

October 29, 2021

Top Tips for managing Laundry Day with pelvic organ prolapse (POP)

Laundry is something we just can't avoid. Living with POP, the simple things like laundry can feel like an enormous task that may contribute to your POP symptoms to feeling more noticeable. 

LINKS FOR YOU:

Watch this clip to demonstrate these tips mentioned in this episode: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CR5enRTDPWF/ 

Free Download - How To Build Your A-Team.

 

 

LIVE Hour Of Power & Women‘s Health with Sharny Kieser

LIVE Hour Of Power & Women‘s Health with Sharny Kieser

October 28, 2021

The Lowdown with Bravemumma monthly LIVE format is to share conversations about women's health that are unscripted, because as we know sometimes the best things come from those unplanned experiences. 

This conversation is for you if you want to know more about: 

  • postnatal anxiety and depression
  • postnatal exercise and fitness
  • jade eggs
  • pelvic organ prolapse 
  • pelvic floor dysfunction/function
  • healing with the power of the mind
  • judgmental mummas
  • healing your whole-self 

LINKS FOR YOU:

Bravemumma

Co-host Sharny: https://www.sharnyandjulius.fit/home-page

Podcast episode about how to talk to your children about sex:

https://www.womenshealthweek.com.au/the-week/wednesday/#podcast-1

If someone you know, or yourself is looking for support with Post Natal Depression: 

https://www.panda.org.au/

The Gidget Foundation

Lifeline 13 11 14 for 24/7 Crisis Support 

 

Thank you to Sharny for sharing her story LIVE and helping other mumma's wanting to feel inspired to be the best versions of themselves. 

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? with Sherrie Palm (Part 1)

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? with Sherrie Palm (Part 1)

October 27, 2021

DESCRIPTION 

How does one woman accidentally become the 'Pioneer of POP'?  

A self-confessed fitness fanatic, Sherrie Palm shares her journey from her own POP diagnosis, mesh surgery and recovery to becoming an Author, Founder and CEO of Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support. 

As a woman who's had lived with pelvic organ prolapse, Sherrie Palm has such a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience in this POP space that we needed two episodes. In this first episode we introduce the reasons why the numbers are so high and yet it’s still taking us by surprise. In episode two, we dive deep into the types, causes, treatments and Levator Avulsions. 

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • pelvic organ prolapse 101
  • top tips for surgery recovery
  • the book POP - ‘The Silent Epidemic’    
  • vagina vs vulva  
  • why we are seeing stats as high as 50%, yet we aren't talking about it
  • how pornography has shaped our history of vaginal shame and taboo 
  • sex with prolapse 
  • how a support group went from 150 women to 17K+ (now 19K+) 

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code BRAVE20 to receive 20% off your first order. 

Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support APOPS: https://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/

 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

Quick Tips & Tricks - How to Build Your A-Team

Quick Tips & Tricks - How to Build Your A-Team

October 21, 2021

Your healing journey with pelvic organ prolapse - POP

When you've just been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse you can feel so alone. The journey to heal, to move forward and be the best you can takes some time. The first thing you need to do is surround yourself with the right people who can support you, known as your A-Team. 

Find out who needs to be on your team and how to find them. 

These tips can be yours to download free - HERE

How to Start Your Healing Journey with Prolapse - Nicola Brown

How to Start Your Healing Journey with Prolapse - Nicola Brown

October 20, 2021

DESCRIPTION

As a clinical psychologist, executive coach, wife, mum and stand up comedian - Nicola Brown was working through her own lived experience with pregnancy loss, while supporting other women as a fertility counsellor. 

Nicola shares her heroic journey about how her and her wife lived through 7 years of trying to become mums and when that special day arrived - it was nothing like they imagined...and more so what was to come next. 

Warning: This episode talks about birth trauma, miscarriage and suicide. 

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • IVF 
  • pelvic organ prolapse 
  • birth trauma 
  • multiple miscarriage 
  • episiotomy and forceps delivery 
  • mums and bubs separated at birth 
  • C-section birth and vaginal birth 
  • complicated births and the impact on midwives 
  • childbirth education and information overload 
  • Women’s pelvic health physiotherapy 
  • family history of breast and ovarian cancer 
  • prolapse surgery, risk factors, relapse 
  • misdiagnosis of prolapse through multiple medical professionals 
  • prolapse and pain 
  • physical exercise with prolapse 
  • men and non-binary gender diverse people with pelvic floor issues 
  • different stages of prolapse and bilateral avulsions 
  • suicide and chronic pain caused by POP  
  • colostomy bag 
  • emotionally isolating 
  • pessaries 
  • reformer pilates 
  • time and healing

LINKS FOR YOU

Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code BRAVE20 to receive 20% off your first order. 

Where to find Nicola Brown: 

Website: https://nicolabrown.co/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsnicolabrown/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsnicolabrown

Helpful links mentioned in the show:

FemFusion: https://www.femfusionfitness.com/

Head Space: https://www.headspace.com/

Insight Timer: https://insighttimer.com/

https://www.curablehealth.com/

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

What are the signs you have might have endometriosis? And what to do next…

What are the signs you have might have endometriosis? And what to do next…

October 13, 2021

DESCRIPTION

When your surgeon says, ‘your pelvic pain is due to a sexually transmitted infection’ (STI), but your gut knows differently - what do you do? 

Isabelle Gosling and her mum had to self-advocate for better diagnostic surgery and answers. Isabelle was finally listened to, only to discover she was living with endometriosis and adenomyosis. 

This episode is for you if you want to know about;

  • painful periods 
  • endometriosis 
  • adenomyosis 
  • chronic illness
  • how to have open conversations with your daughter 
  • advocating for better pelvic health support
  • pelvic surgery and Laparoscopy 
  • infertility and IVF 
  • how to get specialised help
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) for hormone management and conception
  • breakthrough bleeding 
  • Pouch of Douglas 
  • how to manage symptoms of Endo like fatigue, pain
  • build your A Team to support you
  • vaginismus 
  • sexual health 
  • invisible illness and disability 

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Let's. Talk. Period. Podcast 

CREDITS

Host - Stephanie Thompson

Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes

Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk

Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose

Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson 

 
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