Bellies, Bits and Babies is a Babyology podcast all about women’s pelvic health that answers the questions we’re too embarrassed to ask, hosted by physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert, Heba Shaheed. Speaking with both experts and mums who share their own personal experiences, Heba covers everything from how to tackle the mummy tummy, lower back pain, birth plans and endometriosis.
Host and producer: Heba Shaheed
Producer and editor: Cinnamon Nippard
Head of podcast: Tim Ritchie
Episode 6: I've Had My Baby, So Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?
Pelvic floor expert, Heba Shaheed talks to physiotherapist, Joelene Murdoch from The Physiotherapy Clinic, about tackling the infamous mummy tummy. Are you doing those pelvic floor exercises correctly? Find out in this episode!
Episode 5: What's A Birth Plan And Why Do I Need One?
Join physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert, Heba Shaheed in episode five as she talks to midwife and mum of two, Edwina Sharrock from Birth Beat, online antenatal education classes. Find out what childbirth actually feels like and how we can best prepare for it.
Episode 4 - Sex After Babies - How To Get Back In The Saddle And Really Enjoy It
Is it safe to have sex while you're pregnant? Is it normal for sex to be painful? How can couples get back to intimacy post-birth? Join physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert Heba Shaheed as she talks to clinical sexologist, Tanya Koens from Surry Hills Therapy, to answer all your questions about sex and pregnancy, and intimacy post-birth.
Episode 3: Exercising Post-pregnancy: How To Deal With Surprising Leaks
Getting back to exercise after childbirth is too often accompanied by a little bladder leakage - an embarrassing situation that physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert Heba Shaheed says is mostly preventable and recoverable. So what do we need to know? Heba talks to fitness trainer and mum of two, Magdalena, about recognising the symptoms, pelvic floor training and recovery.
Episode 2: Will My Daughter Get Endo Too? Endometriosis, Fertility And Pregnancy
Endometriosis is a condition that affects 1 in 10 women. In episode two, physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert Heba Shaheed puts endometriosis under the microscope with Melanie, mum and former client. They talk about its impact on fertility and pregnancy, and look at holistic options to manage it
Episode 1: Got A Sore Back In Pregnancy? Here's How To Reduce It
Lower back pain is pretty common, but it can be especially debilitating during pregnancy. Natalie shares her story with host and pelvic floor expert, Heba Shaheed. Find out what worked for her and how you too can reduce and manage lower back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy.