How to avoid back pain when Breastfeeding?
Midwife
Virgil Bru

How to Avoid Back Pain when Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is not always easy at first: the nipple can crack, mastitis can occur … sometimes even baby refuses the breast! In short, the beginnings are challenging and rarely leave time to think about adopting a good posture. But after a few weeks/months of breastfeeding the pain start to appear

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5 Rules of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding position inverse Madone
Midwife
Virgil Bru

5 Rules to Start Breastfeeding!

Breastfeeding can be challenging… Many issues can create pain like Cracked Nipples, Mastite, Upper Back Pain, Engorgement…However, most of these problems can be prevent with simple advices. Rule # 1: The more efficiently the baby sucks, the more milk there will be. So the mother of a baby who sucks

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Breasfeeding pain Nipple craked & Soreness: Breasfeeding position
Midwife
Virgil Bru

How to Avoid Breastfeeding Pain? 1# Sore & Cracked Nipple

In 9 out of 10 cases, a few simple measures can relieve the pain. Therefore it is important to be accompanied by a competent breastfeeding professional. One the most frequent causes of pain are nipple cracks… Nipple cracks & Sore Nipples: What are they? Crack lesions appear as small red

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limited physical appointments during covid19
Covid-19
Virgil Bru

Physical appointment during COVID-19

In order to follow government Covid 19 guidelines by staying alert and safe, we are continuing to take all health, safety and hygienic precautions: For Home Visit: – Bring your mask (your practitioner will wear one too) – Get one clean towel ready for your practitioner and one for yourself

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causes and treatments for cellulite
Women's health
Virgil Bru

Cellulite Causes Treatments

What is Cellulite ? Cellulite is an accumulation of adipose tissues (fat cells) underneath the skin which herniate through the connective tissues. It gives an orange peel or dimpling aspect. It is commonly localized on the back or side of the thighs, but it can also appear above the knee

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women pelvic pain after pregnancy
Women's health
Virgil Bru

Women Pelvic Pain

What are the type of Pelvic Pain? They are due to a muscular dysfunction caused by muscular hypertonia (hypertonic pelvic floor) Dyspareunia: a pain of variable intensity felt during sexual intercourse by a man or a woman. Vulvar Syndrome: a vulvar discomfort lasting for more than 3 month for no apparent

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women pain and prolapsus during and after pregnancy
Women's health
Virgil Bru

Prolapse: Causes & Treatments

A prolapse is a condition where organs fall down or slip out of place. Types of prolapse If it affects the front of your vagina, it is an anterior prolapse (cystocele). The bladder bulges into the front wall of the vagina. If it affects the top of your vagina, it

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bladder and rectal troubles for women and elderly people
Women's health
Virgil Bru

Bladder and Rectal troubles

Events in woman life as pregnancy and menopause but also disease (thyroid, cancer…) combine with an active life (impact sport and hyper pressure sport) and certain habits (smoking, alcohol consumption…) lead to body modification and urinary issues such as: Bladder issues: Stress urinary incontinence: 30% to 50% of women suffer from

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constipation during and after pregnancy
Pre and post natal
Virgil Bru

Constipation during and after Pregnancy

  It is well known pregnant women and new mum are constipated. There are several causes: Pregnancy hormonal changes slow down bowel activity creating constipation within the intestine. After giving birth, C-section scar, tear and episiotomy make it extremely painful to have a bowel movement. In this case, we speak

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women pelvic pain, pain at the hips
Osteopathy
Virgil Bru

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is obviously very common during pregnancy as the relaxing hormone stretch your muscles and ligaments to gradually open your pelvic and your baby is gaining weight (to learn more about Pelvic pain during pregnancy and after pregnancy click here). However, pelvic pain can also occur in non pregnant

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women after pregnancy affected anal incontinence
Women's health
Virgil Bru

Anal Incontinence

Anal continence is a complex mechanism: As we eat, food is digested by our stomach then by our intestine to reach the last part named rectum. Two sphincters close the rectum: an internal one with an involuntary control and an external one with a voluntary control. As the stools arrive

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women stress incontinence during and after pregnancy
Pre and post natal
Virgil Bru

Stress Incontinence After Giving Birth

Stress Incontinence After Giving Birth Both pregnancy and labour traumatised the pelvi-perineo-urinary system. Multiple injuries and dysfunctions can occur. They are named vesical instability: 13% to 26% of women suffer from urinary problem after giving birth. It can manifest as: Dysuria with post-micturition residue. Dysuria is characterised by a difficulty

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medical and physiotherapeutic exam after pregnancy
Pre and post natal
Virgil Bru

Post-Natal Check up

Post-Natal Check Up Giving birth is a big trauma for our body (Natural birth as well as C-section). You can feel overwhelm by your new role as a mum with your newborn and may not have time to think about you. However, it is essential to recover fully to be

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swollen legs during and after pregnancy
Women's health
Virgil Bru

Swollen Legs

Swollen Legsduring Pregnancy   Thanks (not really) to your hormones, diameter of you veins increase. Furthermore, a new venous system develops for your baby and the weight of your growing baby press on the biggest vein of your body the vena cava. The combination of these 3 elements prevents the

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woman having pain during her pregnancy
Childbirth preparation
Virgil Bru

Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy Pain With hormone kicking in, baby growing and often difficulty to sleep, there are plenty of reasons to be in pain while pregnant. However, most of the time, the pain will be localised in your lower back, your bottom, your groin and/or your hips. The key is to try

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