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GUIDED LEARNING Pregnancy and childbirth : the e ! ects on pelvic " oor muscles

  title={GUIDED LEARNING Pregnancy and childbirth : the e ! ects on pelvic " oor muscles},
  author={Julia Herbert},
AUTHOR Julia Herbert, MSc, MCSP, Grad Dip Phys, is specialist continence physiotherapist, Bolton PCT continence team, NHS Bolton, and independent practitioner and lecturer. ABSTRACT Herbert, J. (2009) Pregnancy and childbirth: the e!ects on pelvic "oor muscles. Nursing Times; 105: 7, 38–41. This article examines the risks of damage to the pelvic "oor that are associated with pregnancy and delivery. It will aim to dispel some myths about pelvic "oor exercises and pregnancy and will look at the… 



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