Diastasis! Part 2: Presenting the evidence - Navigating another pregnancy with Claire Black and special guest Antony Lo
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by Emma and Gráinne
2w ago
**Bonus series**  Learn all about Diastasis Rectus Abdominis and what contemporary evidence informed management looks like as Gráinne busts the myths with Antony Lo and Claire Black and learns all about Claire's lived experience of Diastasis. If you have not already listened to Part 1, check it out first and then follow the discussion as Claire discusses her subsequent pregnancy with a Diastasis, conflicting messages surrounding it and how recovery went second time round. Hear evidence informed insights from Antony Lo and learn about the fun journey Claire, Antony and Gráinne have been on ..read more
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Diastasis! Part 1: The truth,the whole truth & nothing but the truth ~ with Claire Black & Antony Lo
At Your Cervix
by Emma and Gráinne
3w ago
**Bonus series**  Learn all about diastasis rectus abdominis and what contemporary evidence informed management looks like as Gráinne busts the myths with Antony Lo and Claire Black and learns all about Claire's lived experience of it. If you enjoy this episode, are accessible to Dublin, Ireland and wish to learn more about diastasis, Claire and I will be joining Antony Lo on his Irish leg of teaching this month 21st and 22nd January 2023. We would love you to join! Sign up at https://mypteducation.com/learn/#upcominglive. Claire Black is a former criminal lawyer from Scotland who experie ..read more
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Why did no one tell me? The Female Athlete Edition with Olympian long distance runner Kara Goucher
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by Emma and Gráinne
1M ago
Emma and Grainne are delighted to present a very special FINALE episode. In this episode, they are joined by Olympian and world champion long distance runner Kara Goucher! This season of At Your Cervix has discussed so many facets of pelvic health with a strong bias towards the female athlete. In this episode, the discussion with Kara brings it all together. Kara has had an incredible career and has been exposed to many of the issues we have discussed throughout this season like REDs , pregnancy and postpartum complications as well as transitioning from athlete to mother athlete. Kara is a hug ..read more
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Living with the consequences of severe birth injury with Joanna Prance
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by Emma and Gráinne
1M ago
**** Trigger warning This episode discusses birth trauma and birth injuries***** Perineal injuries during childbirth known as OASI (Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury) or 3rd and 4th degree tears. A third-degree tear is a perineal tear that extends into the muscle of the external anal sphincter. If the tear extends further into the lining of the anus or rectum it is known as a fourth-degree tear. The incidence of OASI in the UK is 2.9% with an incidence rate of 6.1% in first births – meaning around 1 in 20 first-time mums in the UK suffer this type of serious injury. The main risk factor for ana ..read more
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Menopause - Embracing the Change with Dr Orla Conlon
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by Emma and Gráinne
2M ago
The conversation around the menopause is finely gathering pace. It's a hot topic in the press and there are many great campaigns, more books and resources that can help women manage the menopause and seek the treatment they want and deserve.  The menopause can be difficult to navigate and is still shrouded in mystery. Grainne and Emma had a great conversation about the menstrual cycle with Michelle Lyons in season 2 where we touched on menopause. In today's episode we were delighted to discuss the menopause in greater depth with Dr Orla Conlon. In this episode Orla debunks myths and provi ..read more
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Transitioning from Athlete to Mother Athlete with USA Olympian Tianna Madison
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by Emma and Gráinne
2M ago
This week's podcast episode was recorded for our new module of The Athletic Female course, The Perinatal Athlete, a course that Grainne, Emma and Helen McElroy have written and produced for health and fitness professionals who work with the female athletes. You can find out more about this course by heading to www.theathelticefemale.com.   This interview is accessible to all members of the Athletic female and is actually a follow on from the interview that Tianna had with Grainne which you can find from Season 3 or from The Athletic Female Module 1 if you have access. Listen to Gráinne in ..read more
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Is there such a thing as an optimal birth? Changing the conversation with Molly O'Brien
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by Emma and Gráinne
2M ago
In this episode Midwife Molly O'Brien joins Emma and Grainne to discuss childbirth.  Molly has seen many women and birthing people suffer long and difficult births which led her to explore physiology and the biomechanics of human movement and apply it to the birthing process. She discusses the disruptors of the physiological birthing process and how women and birthing people can optimise the birth process. This is a great episode for anyone that works with pregnant women, is pregnant or has a pregnant friend or relative.  To find out more about Molly and her course visit www.optimal ..read more
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How RED-s became my superpower with Dr Kacy Seynders
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by Emma and Gráinne
2M ago
In this episode, we speak to Physical Therapist and runner Kacy Seynders who has had a turbulent journey through her childhood and adolescent years suffering from eating disorders, over-exercising and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-s).  Kacy candidly discusses the huge physical impact that her eating disorder and RED-s have had on her physical, mental health and her athletic performance. She talks about how she has finally managed to untangle the complicated relationship between body weight, body composition and performance and how she now not only leads a healthy lifestyle that ..read more
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Transgender Athletic Performance.... is there a sporting advantage? With Joanna Harper
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by Emma and Grainne
3M ago
Welcome back to Season 4 of At Your Cervix the Podcast! We are delighted to bring to you this fascinating discussion with Loughborough University Researcher Joanna Harper about Transgender Athlete Performance. Joanna, originally from a small town north of Toronto is a medical researcher at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom where her research focuses on this very topic. Author of the book, Sporting Gender: The History, Science and Stories of Transgender and Intersex Athletes, she has also authored articles on gender diverse athletes in peer-reviewed scientific publications. Since 20 ..read more
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The 3 C's (Comparison, Competition and Collaboration) with Jo Turner
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by Emma and Grainne
4M ago
In this episode we build upon Season 2's Finale with Molly Galbraith and Marika Hart from Girls Gone Strong which focused on being a strong women who lifts others up. If you have not already listened to this episode you should definitely catch up on it. To continue the discussion, we sat down with Jo Turner, physiotherapist and life coach from Mehab to discuss what it means to be a strong woman in todays world and what the experiences of competition versus collaboration mean. How exactly do we stay in our lane? Tune in to find out what we think.... Find out more about Jo and her podcast at www ..read more
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