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Perinatal Pelvic Health Services

Perinatal Pelvic Health Services at Humber Health Partnership (Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)

Scunthorpe General Hospital and Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby

We are a small team of Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapists working across Scunthorpe General Hospital and Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby. We are currently expanding our workforce and developing our services but our current offer includes the below.

We currently accept referrals from GPs, Consultants, Gynaecologists, Urologists, Allied Health Professionals, Community Nurses, Qualified Health Visitors, Midwives, and Nursing staff for the following presentations:-

  • Urinary incontinence (stress and urge)
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) in pregnancy and post-delivery
  • Post childbirth delivery tears
  • Post-pelvic surgery
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
  • Pelvic Pain/ Overactive Pelvic Floor
  • Diastasis Recti Abdominus. 

We currently offer out-patient clinic appointments at our hospital sites or remote/telephone consultations. Patients are assessed individually and this is tailored to meet the patients their needs, dependant on their presentation and Physiotherapy goals.

Following assessment, a range of treatment modalities can be utilised such as:-

  • Pelvic floor muscle training,
  • Individualised home exercise programmes,
  • Neuromuscular stimulation,
  • Biofeedback,
  • Bladder retraining,
  • Mobility aids,
  • Post-surgical/delivery advice and adjuncts to therapy such as bladder support prescription and access to pelvic floor muscle training applications such as 'Squeezy'.

We support women post-delivery with returning to pre-pregnancy activities and have access to exercise instructors within department in Scunthorpe hospital who link into the local gyms to progress patients where appropriate in reaching these goals.

Home exercise plans are developed with a physiotherapist and are individual to each patient with the aim to empower patients in reaching their goals, reducing pelvic floor dysfunction and improving quality of life through the patient’s life span.

Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital 

The Pelvic & Obstetric Physiotherapy Service at Hull University Teaching Hospitals works across two sites at Therapies, Hull Royal Infirmary and Therapies, Castle Hill Hospital.

We are comprised of a well-established, very experienced small team of female physiotherapists who treat you with compassion, understanding and seek to maintain your privacy and dignity at all times. We know that it can often take months or even years for you to have the courage to seek treatment for these often embarrassing problems. Our assessment and treatments are tailored to your specific problem.

You can be referred by your Obstetric & Gynaecology, Urogynaecology and Urology Consultants and Urogynaecology/Urology Specialist Nurses, General Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners within GP practice or Midwife.

Conditions that we treat here at HUTH include: Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle pain, Urinary Incontinence, Overactive bladder, Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Pelvic floor dysfunction (Weakness or Overactive), 3rd or 4th degree Perineal Tears, Postpartum Rectus Diastasis (Tummy muscle Separation) and Pre/post-operative Prostatectomy.

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Your baby is now officially an embryo and is about the size of a poppy seed.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/4-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now the size of a kidney bean and weighs 1g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/8-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the second trimester!

Your baby is about the size of a small lime and weighs approximately 14g.

You have hopefully seen your midwife for your 'booking in' appointment, if you have not yet seen a midwife please make an appointment quickly, so you can have all of your choices about screening tests explained and offered to you.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/12-weeks-pregnant/ for more information. You can also link to the 'Pregnancy Journey' area here.  

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Your baby is about the size of an avocado and weighs approximately 100g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/16-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown in length and is now the length of a small banana and weighs approximately 300g. Around this time you will be offered your '20 week' scan, also known as the 'anatomy' or 'anomaly' scan.Click here for more information about screening. 

This is a also a good time to talk and sing to your bump as your baby can now hear sounds. This is great way for you and your partner/family to bond with your baby.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/20-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown again to the approximate length of an ear of sweetcorn and weighs about 600g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/24-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the third trimester!

Your baby is now approximately the weight of an aubergine; about 1kg and approximately 37cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/28-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby now weighs approximately the same as a coconut; around 1.5kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/32-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now around the same size as a lettuce, approximately 47cm long and weighs around 2.6kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/36-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now the weight of a small watermelon which is approximately 3.3kg and around 50cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/40-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.