Pregnancy: Natural phenomenon or crippling disability?

Last week a pregnant female MP was told that she was “Letting down womankind” because she took unscheduled break during a long parliamentary debate. It has sparked a debate over pregnancy in the female world.

Some believe that Pregnancy is not a disease but it is a very natural phenomenon and it should be treated such.

While others believe that Pregnancy involves so much more than just baby growing inside a body. It affects every system of a woman’s body.

One thing is for sure, Pregnancy is an epic journey of a gigantic intensity and no two pregnancies are ever similar. Some people fly through it. Some people lurch and fall the whole way.

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So whatever view you decide to support, just remember to be less judgemental and more supportive of our pregnant colleagues because we don’t know what kind of pregnancy they are dealing with.

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Heavily pregnant MP allegedly accused of ‘bringing down womankind’ by leaving debate to eat

FDA has strengthened rules regarding the use of vaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic floor prolapse in women.

Pelvic organ prolapse involves a weakening or stretching of internal structures that support organs such as the bladder, bowel and uterus. It can happen in women after childbirth, a hysterectomy or menopause. It can cause pelvic painconstipation and urinary leakage, and often affects sexual activity.

The mesh implants have long been used to reinforce weakened pelvic floor muscles and repair pelvic organ prolapse. But, problems afterwards such as pain, infection, bleeding, urinary problems and pain during intercourse are common, the agency said.

Patients have filed tens of thousands of lawsuits against mesh manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and Endo International. In 2014, Ireland-based Endo said it would pay $830 million to settle more than 20,000 personal injury lawsuits.

FDA recommends to ask your surgeon about all POP treatment options, including surgical repair with or without mesh and non-surgical options.  Pelvic floor exercises are seen as the most effective way to prevent issues with incontinence. PFE can play a vital role in educating women about their pelvic floor and the sensation they should feel when doing pelvic floor exercises.

Electrical stimulation consists of temporarily placing electrodes in the vagina. Small pulses of electricity generate muscle contractions and can help women identify how to do the contractions themselves.

At TensCare we have a range of electrotherapy Pelvic Floor Exercisers used to help treat all forms of incontinence.

Products such as the Elise, itouch Sure,Perfect PFE, Iease, Sure Pro and Viva can see such an evidently common problem treated in one discreet, affordable and easy-to-use solution. These units are safe and offer a drug-free solution to incontinence, freeing women of containment pads and possible surgery.

If you would like to hear more about our range of pelvic floor exercisers, please visit our website