My fitness life

I have such a clear memory of this occasion. It was after an ‘all out’ interval session on indoor running tracks. This athletics centre was like my second home during many years in my youth. I started thinking about sports injuries – I may have had a niggle myself at the time that brought it… Continue reading My fitness life

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So complicated

— PLEASE NOTE: I am writing about my personal experience here, and my own understanding of the issue…I am by no means a professional in this area, please consult your healthcare professional for advice on your specific circumstances — I had travelled across London to see a specialist, a consultant who I had learnt so… Continue reading So complicated

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A prolapse kind of poem

She was walking in front of me and I had seen her many times before One of those fit and healthy looking mums and impossible for me to ignore.  Her youngest child in the hand, who must have been around three  And I had to ask myself if this kind of mum could ever be… Continue reading A prolapse kind of poem

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Stuck

My throat felt swollen and the tears were burning behind my eye lids. But I couldn’t let myself go there….not yet… not yet… I couldn’t remember which way I had come from or what direction I had to go to catch the bus home. It didn’t matter right now though, this large green space with… Continue reading Stuck

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Is it my fault?

I had promised myself to stay positive and give myself time to heal without stressing out too much. I cannot say exactly for how long this lasted but I realise now it didn’t last for that long. Soon enough I entered a quite distressing time in my life. I came to realise just how much… Continue reading Is it my fault?

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In an ideal world…

It upsets me that there is no straight forward care for women following childbirth. There must be so many suffering postnatal problems in silence. A lot of the time I suspect new mothers wouldn’t seek help unless they are offered. And in my case even if I tried asking the GP, my problem was at first… Continue reading In an ideal world…

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6-week postnatal check

Imagine you go through a pregnancy, labour and give birth to a little human being. Your world is turned upside down and from this moment on your life has basically changed forever. In a lot of ways! You are happy. Exhausted. Scared. Worried. Excited. You feel every possible emotion and it all goes around in… Continue reading 6-week postnatal check

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Staying positive

It didn’t take long before I understood that the pelvic floor had taken a massive toll from the birth of my second baby. I knew my body so much better now and a bit more about what to expect (and what not to) after giving birth.  But I also knew that even if the prolapse… Continue reading Staying positive

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