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Not Escapin Xmas

Hi team

 

As it says, I really need to do something about my bladder. It just doesn't work when I run or jump. I've been using pads and ignoring it but that's not really a long term solution!

 

I'm in Sydney Inner West, does anyone have a recommendation for physio or other practitioner that I can see?

 

Thanks!

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hoohoobump

Continence Australia have lots of info.

 

A women’s health physio who specialises in continence is likely your go-to. They are available at many public hospitals and also privately.

 

 

 

 

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IamtheMumma

A women's health physio would be my recommendation. Google suggests there are a number in Sydney.

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Not Escapin Xmas

Thanks both, will do that. I'd also love a recommendation from someone that's seen a physio and had things improve. I'm a bit nervous about paying out big $$ and nothing really changing.

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Zippypeaks

I saw a Women's health physio after the birth of my 3rd where I was weeing myself almost daily. She was amazing! She asked a LOT of questions to get a full understanding of what was going on (do you wee when you think about the toilet, do you wet the bed, do you wee when you stand up after going to the toilet etc). She also did an internal examination to ensure I was doing my pelvic floor correctly. She gave me some exercises to do daily at home and I didn't need to see her after 3 sessions! 99% improvement. Highly recommend. (I'm in VIC though).

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Not Escapin Xmas

I saw a Women's health physio after the birth of my 3rd where I was weeing myself almost daily. She was amazing! She asked a LOT of questions to get a full understanding of what was going on (do you wee when you think about the toilet, do you wet the bed, do you wee when you stand up after going to the toilet etc). She also did an internal examination to ensure I was doing my pelvic floor correctly. She gave me some exercises to do daily at home and I didn't need to see her after 3 sessions! 99% improvement. Highly recommend. (I'm in VIC though).

 

OK, that all sounds good. Will find someone here. Part of me is trying to ignore the situation but I think it's been long enough!

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Green Sage

Thanks both, will do that. I'd also love a recommendation from someone that's seen a physio and had things improve. I'm a bit nervous about paying out big $$ and nothing really changing.

 

definitely worth it, and not too expensive. You can probably get a few sessions covered by medicare if you see your GP first for a referral and a health plan thing. Good idea to see a GP and maybe a gyno anyway, to check for prolapse and any other issues.

 

And you wont need to go to the physio all that often. THey will give you an exercise plan, make sure youre doing it properly, then you just go back now and then to assess progress, and get a new plan. Think I went once a fortnight for 3 or 4 visits. Then i didnt need to go back. She did say if i wanted exercise-level control that i would have to do more than I did, but i just wanted day-to-day control. If i was an aerobics addict i suspect a few more visits and some serious exercises would have been required, but she seemed to think it was possible.

 

Get onto it, you will be glad you did.

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wannabe30

Alana Healthcare in Randwick has an excellent women’s health physio. As a PP mentioned, you will only need a few actual appointments.

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IamtheMumma

I have and did hence the comment. I’m not in Sydney. I went under a chronic care plan from the GP.

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Not Escapin Xmas

I have and did hence the comment. I’m not in Sydney. I went under a chronic care plan from the GP.

 

Ah, thank you :) So worthwhile then I take it?

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Fizgig

I highly recommend using a women's physio (I'm in another state but mine was next door to the maternity hospital I used and they also came in to do physio as part of the post care plan). As with PP mine started with an extensive questionnaire to get an idea of what was happening. I was weeing if I ran more than five steps, shouted, coughed or sneezed. She used an ultrasound while I was doing the pelvic floor exercises so she could see exactly what my pelvic floor was doing. From memory I went 5-6 times before I was set free. I wanted to get to the point that I was able to run again. I can run now with a few provisos. I have to go to the toilet and I have to wear a tampon (one of her suggestions as it provides extra support for the pelvic floor) or I have leakage while running. She did say I should go back if I was having any leakage but being a pathetic human I haven't gone back as I am happy enough as to where I am at. Highly, highly, recommend.

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IamtheMumma

Ah, thank you :) So worthwhile then I take it?

 

Yes very. She knows her stuff and has helped a lot. I'd just accepted that the damage done from the first birth was part and parcel of having a baby. I wish I had done it years ago.

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Not Escapin Xmas

OK, you've all convinced me. I have to see the GP for a pap smear anyway (YUK!!!) so will organise a care plan while I'm there.

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SplashingRainbows

If you are on Instagram, @getmomstrong is a wonderful account to follow for post partum healing of the core and pelvic floor. They’re all connected.

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Not Escapin Xmas

If you are on Instagram, @getmomstrong is a wonderful account to follow for post partum healing of the core and pelvic floor. They’re all connected.

 

Thanks, I'll check it out.

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Fahrook

Definitely see a physio that specialises in women’s health. I have a number of friends who have really benefitted from the exercises and advice they were given.

 

However, if you’re finding that it’s not helping as much as you’d like it to, see your GP about a referral to a urologist. They have medications that definitely work to control your bladder. I have a good one but I’m in Melbourne.

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Not Escapin Xmas

Definitely see a physio that specialises in women’s health. I have a number of friends who have really benefitted from the exercises and advice they were given.

 

However, if you’re finding that it’s not helping as much as you’d like it to, see your GP about a referral to a urologist. They have medications that definitely work to control your bladder. I have a good one but I’m in Melbourne.

 

Hopefully I can get some help without medication. Lord knows I'm on enough other ones!

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meohmy

Not in your are but I saw a women's physio after number 2 (couldn't even squeeze at my 6 week check and gp said I needed to address I urgently), when fell pregnant with number 3 till a number of months after number 3, now back for further fixing aimed at increasing quite active physical activity. Each time has been super helpful and educational.

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Crombek

100% recommend a women's health physio. Mine changed my life. They won't just look at bladder issues but at your whole body and how that may impact on pelvic floor. I have a prolapse and not only do I run (using a tampon as per pp) but for the first time in my life I can do things like w a lk down a set of stairs without feeling like I a m about to fall over.

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Not Escapin Xmas

GP appointment booked for tomorrow to get a care plan :) Thanks for the encouragement all!

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