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Cork University Maternity Hospital is part of the Ireland South Women & Infants Directorate, which also includes the maternity units of University Hospital Kerry, University Hospital Waterford and South Tipperary General Hospital.  The videos below were filmed in Cork University Maternity Hospital and are relevant for all expectant mothers.

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Looking after your bladder, bowels and perineum following the birth of your baby

This video provides advice, particularly for the first 6 weeks postpartum, regardless of whether you have had a vaginal birth or caesarean section.

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Returning to exercise following the birth of your baby

This video gives advice on returning to exercise safely following the birth of your baby.

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DRAM and exercises to help your abdominal muscles to recover

Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus muscle (DRAM) is very common post partum. This video gives you information on what is DRAM and also advice and exercises to tone your tummy muscles following the birth of your baby. It is suitable for women who have had a vaginal birth or caesarean section.

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Advice for tummy time and promoting your baby's development

This video advises on how best to encourage your baby's normal development and as part of that, how to do tummy time with your baby.

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Posture and back care advice following the birth of your baby

This video gives some simple tips on checking your posture and caring for your back following the birth of your baby. It is suitable for all women, irregardless of what type of birth you have had.

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Pelvic floor exercises in the first 6 weeks postpartum and beyond

This video give you information on your pelvic floor muscles and how to strengthen them following the birth of your baby. It is suitable for women who have had a vaginal birth or a caesarean section.

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Advice for those following a caesarean section

This video provides advice on how to help yourself in the first 6 weeks following a caesarean section. It gives recommendations on returning to exercise. It also provides information on scar massage if your scar is sensitive following healing

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Last Modified Date: 25/11/2020 16:03:33

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