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Presenter: Dr Sheridan Guyatt, Physiotherapy Team leader – Mothers, Women’s and Pelvic Health, Mater Mothers Hospital, Brisbane
Topic: The Pelvic Floor: Preparing and empowering women for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Sheridan Guyatt leads a clinical team of Physiotherapists at the Mater Mothers Hospital. She is an active contributor in the multidisciplinary team who provide care and education for mothers through pregnancy, preparing for birth and postnatal recovery. Her 29 years’ experience in maternity care has been invaluable as a clinician/researcher. She was awarded a PhD in 2022 on using health behaviour and education theories to co-designing perinatal education. Sheridan’s passion is for new mothers, optimising their pelvic health and the role of physiotherapy within the team.
Pelvic Health is a hot topic in antenatal education. There is an increasing conversation around birth trauma, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and female sexual function across social media, between girlfriends and with care providers. Women want to know if they are normal and what they can do to prepare for birth and prevent injury and dysfunction.
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