The Pelvic Health Podcast
The language of pelvic pain with Dr Susan Evans

The language of pelvic pain with Dr Susan Evans

July 19, 2019

Dr Susan Evans is a gynaecologist, pain medicine physician, researcher, educator and chairperson of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia.

Today she shares some interesting, new findings from her latest research project on the language of pelvic pain in which she is working on with Eleanor Schofield and Professor Roly Sussex. She discusses the study, some findings thus far and implications for all clinicians in understanding pelvic pain.

Thank you to the episode's sponsor, Sue Croft - physiotherapist and author of Pelvic Floor Essentials and Pelvic Floor Recovery: Physiotherapy for Gynaecological and Colorectal Repair Surgery

Other links from our discussion today (also see underlined links above):

Qendo

Alyra Biotech - Dr. Evans' company (founder and director) to develop new treatments for pelvic pain

PPEP Talk

Body in Mind article on this study

Woofties - ABC radio

Mental Health in Motherhood with Nadine Brown

Mental Health in Motherhood with Nadine Brown

July 3, 2019

Nadine Brown, a physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic health as well as a former competitive boxer, joins me to share her touching personal birth story. She talks so openly about the emotions she felt during pregnancy that didn't align with everyone else, the birth experience that did not go as planned, how she struggled physically and emotionally during that first year as a new mom, and how she has reached the stage of acceptance in her healing journey. Don't forget to look out for the infographic Nadine and I worked on to go with this podcast on tips to get through early motherhood at www.loriforner.com or @pelvicwod in Instagram.

If you know this topic is too difficult to listen to, please come back to listen when you feel ready. If you listen and feel triggered emotionally, or any of this story feels too close to home for you or a friend, please talk to someone.

Below are some links that may help:

PANDA - Perinatal anxiety and depression
COPE - Centre of Perinatal Excellence
PSI - Postpartum Support International
Gidget Foundation

Beyond Blue

Blog by Nadine for Sue Croft