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We know it’s can be hard to find information on bladder leakage, pelvic floor exercises and female incontinence. We hope our different blog posts sharing facts, tips and relevant information on women’s issues will be useful. We’re adding to them all the time so do keep checking back and let us know if there’s a topic you’d like us to cover by emailing jane@pelviva.com.
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Why a strong Pelvic Floor could be the answer to the post-lockdown loo crisis

  Pelviva believes that now, more than ever, women need a stronger Pelvic Floor if we’re not to return to the Urinary Leash that constrained women in Victorian times. Finding a loo is already stressful for women (and men) who experience bladder leakage. In a survey of 2,000 women over 40, 77% admitted, that on […]

Hannah’s advice on getting your spark back

Hannah’s advice on getting your spark back Meet Hannah Alderson, a registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner who works with women in the media and creative industries to boost energy, happiness and health. She is mother to a gorgeous one year old boy and lives in a beautiful market town in Hertfordshire. Here she […]

MPowering Women through the Menopause

At Pelviva, we love hearing about how women are breaking taboos around the menopause. One such woman is Saska Graville who set up MPoweredWomen last year, providing a resource of inspiration and knowledge to help women power through the menopause. Read her journey below and do share any ‘adventure wee’ stories of your own with […]

Pelvic Floor Therapy

PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY   Reaching out to a Women’s Pelvic Floor Physio (possible during Lockdown as many are running virtual consultations) is a great way to get advice on your Pelvic Floor and help improve your bladder control and give your Pelvic Floor some therapy. Pelviva is working with many Pelvic Floor Physios across the […]

Common Weak Bladder Causes

COMMON WEAK BLADDER CAUSES You may think a weak bladder causes bladder leakage or incontinence but, in fact, as many Pelvic Health physiotherapists will tell you, you don’t actually have a weak bladder but you may have weak Pelvic Floor muscles. If you’ve started to avoid wearing lighter coloured clothes, always carry a big handbag […]

Do Pelvic Floor trainers work? Our research says yes!

Do Pelvic Floor trainers work? Our research says yes! Do Pelvic Floor trainers work? Our research says yes! Pelvic floor trainers work and they can help you strengthen your Pelvic Floor muscles which in turn can help prevent bladder leakage (urinary incontinence), a condition affecting up to 42% of the female population in the UK1. […]

Why do I Pee when I Cough? Am I alone?

Why do I Pee when I Cough? Am I alone?   If you’re a woman and you’ve ever wondered why you pee when you cough you are not alone! Seventy per cent of women over 40 in a recent poll we conducted said they have suffered bladder leakage when they coughed, laughed or sneezed1. Some […]

Trampoline Incontinence: Is This a ‘Thing’?

Trampoline Incontinence: Is this a Thing?   It’s often referred to as a bit of a joke but, yes, trampoline incontinence is a thing! Trampoline incontinence is actually a type of stress bladder leakage (incontinence) caused by the increase in intra-abdominal pressure as you bounce up and down on the trampoline. Kate Winslet who appeared […]

How to do your pelvic floor exercises

How to do your Pelvic Floor Exercises by Consultant Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health and Pelviva Clinical Director, Julia Herbert. What are Pelvic Floor muscle exercises? Pelvic Floor muscle exercises, sometimes referred to by the American term as ‘Kegel’ exercises, are essential to every woman’s exercise routine and they can be done anytime, anywhere, and without […]

How does Bladder Leakage affect women by menopause doctor, Dr Shahzadi Harper

In this short video menopause expert, Dr Shahzadi Harper of the Harper Clinic in London explains how bladder leakage can affect women during the menopause and peri menopause. Some of her key take outs include…. On Bladder Leakage… “I would say that seven women out of ten that I see are affected in some way […]

StopSqueezeandSelfie – do your pelvic floor exercises

Join Pelviva’s campaign to get women doing their pelvic floor exercises regularly and #stopsqueezeandselfie with us. It’s pelvic floor time! #pelvicfloortime.

Pelvic Floor Trainers, Incontinence Products and the Environment

Our product, Pelviva®, is a single use, disposable, vaginally inserted medical device with proven clinical efficacy to reduce bladder leakage.

Meg Matthew’s view on bladder leakage and Pelviva

Read about Meg Matthew’s view on bladder leakage and Pelviva in this article from March’s Red Online.

Meet Dr Shahzadi Harper

I hope women can relate to me or some aspect of my life – not only because I’m in my 40’s – but because I’ve been on a journey too with troubled relationships, losing my father, starting and juggling my own business and being a single parent.

5 ways you can help your pelvic floor through diet

We got chatting to Emma Bardwell who is a nutritional therapist and Women’s Health Specialist. We believe in a holistic approach to caring for your pelvic floor and asked her if diet can help?

How can I strengthen my pelvic floor muscles?

Many things can weaken the pelvic floor muscles such as pregnancy and childbirth, and as we age our bodies naturally lose muscle tone and collagen.

Menopause and bladder leakage by Dr Shahzadi Harper

Women in their 30s tend to know little about the menopause, but knowledge is power and learning about signs and symptoms you can actually prepare yourself.

Pelvic Floor myths

Ah, the pelvic floor. There are over 650 muscles in the human body and these ones (your pelvic floor muscles) bring more than their fair share of misery to millions of women. Give me a leg cramp any day… But there are a LOT of myths doing the rounds about the pelvic floor so let’s be sure we know our facts from fiction.

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