August 23, 2016 - Mike Dilke
I recently spoke to GP, Wendy Molefi-Youri who has a special interest in women’s health and wellbeing along with osteopath, Carly Eaves who specialises in the care of pregnant women. The recording of the discussion is below.
Although the numbers of women having children are declining still more do than don’t. I have two children and I know from selfish experience that my life was much better if my wife was comfortable when she was pregnant. So this round table discussion giving advice on everything from driving to sleeping while pregnant, should hopefully be useful. We didn’t get onto the topic of sex while pregnant but the experts involved can be contacted if you need more info on the topics covered and those that weren’t - including sex!
The advice that many might find useful is tips on how to get a good nights sleep. One of the suggestions given is to sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees but also to think about your posture during the day as this can affect your sleeping position and hence your comfort at night. Thinking about your posture during the day can mean everything from wearing comfortable shoes to remembering the basics of keeping a good working position at your desk – or wherever you work. These points are all covered in the recording but one detail that I found particularly surprising is that wearing 4 inch heels puts a curve on your back equivalent to being 8 months pregnant.
If you would like further help or advice from either Wendy or Carly their contact details are below:-
Dr Wendy Molefi-Youri is a practicing GP and a qualified health and wellness coach. She has a clinic in St Albans, Herfordshire and more info is available here -http://www.hertshealthandwellbeing.co.uk/about.html.
She can be contacted on email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01727 812925
Her website is here www.hhwclinic.com
Carly Eaves is an experienced osteopath who specialises in helping pregnant women but also has a wealth of experience with sports and other injuries.
She treats in Luton and St Albans and can be contacted on email@example.com or telephone 0741 3903914
Her website is here https://www.facebook.com/LutonOsteopathy/
The photo in this article is from https://www.malibuvista.com/mental-health/womens-issues/addicted-to-being-pregnant/