What happens to women’s pelvic floor during perimenopause and menopause?

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In this video I interview Jane Simpson, a continence nurse specialist. For the last 22 years, Jane has been treating women and men of all ages with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has a special interest in stress incontinence, overactive bladder and urge incontinence, vaginal prolapse, pregnancy and childbirth, the menopause, constipation and bowel dysfunction and sex and the pelvic floor. Jane is also the author of a book called The Pelvic Floor Bible (2019) and is regularly featured in the media: The Times, Radio 4’s Women’s Hour and Channel 5 News. She is also the resident Pelvic floor expert on Mumsnet.

Jane Simpson, Continence Nurse Specialist


0:00 Introduction to Jane Simpson

1:52 What is the pelvic floor?

4:46 What does a continence nurse specialist?

5:48 How do you typically work?

8:04 Do we need to be refered or can we book directly?

8:29 When do you recommend we assess the strength of our pelvic floor?

9:48 The menopause and vaginal dryness

12:02 Don’t wait until things become worse

12:13 The case of prolapse 17: 23 The case of overactive bladder

20:33 Your book: The Pelvic Floor Bible

21:56 High impact exercise and pelvic floor health

22:30 What we NEVER should put up with

23:35 App recommendation: Squeezy

24:49 Knowing what you know today, what did you wish you had known 3 years ago?

25:17 Any tip for women going through the menopause?

26:06 Who do you think I should interview next?

28:11 Thanks and farewells

BUY Jane’s book: The Pelvic Floor Bible


Email: jane@simpsonw.plus.com

Website: http://www.thepelvicfloorbible.com

Instagram: @jane_thepelvicfloorbible