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Pelvic floor exercises; Disabled parents; Craft prize; Women's football; Wedding dresses

Physiotherapist Elaine Miller on the importance of pelvic floor exercises. Plus being a disabled parent, and Craft Prize finalist ceramicist Andrea Walsh.

Our discussion on the use of vaginal mesh implants to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse prompted questions about pelvic floor exercises. How can daily care of your pelvic floor help the one in three women, and one in nine men who suffer from this often embarrassing condition? We hear from Elaine Miller, a physiotherapist who specialises in pelvic floor exercises, and uses stand-up comedy to get her message out to the public and other healthcare professionals.

The Women's Euro 2017 semi finals - England versus Netherlands. We discuss the results and the future of the women's game with BBC 5 Live reporter Caroline Barker.

Louise Halling was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy. It's a degenerative illness, which causes muscles to waste. She and her husband Mark, have a six-year-old, Jacob. For her, and other mothers with a disability, parenting has all kinds of additional hurdles to overcome - which are not often really acknowledged or widely discussed. She asked us to talk about it on the programme and, Catherine Carr went to meet to her.

Unworn wedding dresses - today we speak to Kelly and Natalie, who are getting married in September.

In the next of our series on the twelve finalists in the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in partnership with the Crafts Council and the V&A, we meet the ceramicist Andrea Walsh in her studio in Edinburgh.

Dianne McGregor.

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45 minutes


  • Pelvic floor exercises

    Duration: 10:32

  • Craft prize

    Duration: 08:40

  • Wedding dresses

    Duration: 06:31

  • Women's Football

    Duration: 04:26

  • Disabled parents

    Duration: 11:30


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Elaine Miller
Interviewed Guest Caroline Barker
Interviewed Guest Louise Halling
Interviewed Guest Catherine Carr
Interviewed Guest Andrea Walsh
Producer Dianne McGregor


  • Fri 4 Aug 2017 10:00

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