Today I speak with Helen Ledwick, the creator of Why Mums Don’t Jump – dedicated to dismantling the taboo around pelvic floor problems after childbirth. By sharing personal stories and expert knowledge, the former BBC journalist has helped thousands of women to access reliable information and support for issues like incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain. Her groundbreaking book, Why Mums Don’t Jump: Ending the Pelvic Floor Taboo, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2023, and builds on the success of her ARIA-nominated podcast, which recently concluded its fourth season. Inspired by Helen’s own struggle with pelvic organ prolapse, Why Mums Don’t Jump has blossomed into a vibrant Instagram community, where women describe feeling empowered and hopeful. Helen lives in Manchester, UK, with her husband and two children.
We talk about:
-the evolution of WMDJ
-lack of information available
-creating a community
-creating space for moms to share
-mom survival mode
6:55 information available now
9:20 experiencing prolapse postpartum
13:35 standards of practice
18:20 stories from the book
26:35 calming the nervous system
30:40 lessons learned in growing WMDJ
38:04 having ownership over your body
43:00 rapid fire questions
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