Hi. I’m Helen Ledwick. I live with my husband and two children in Manchester, UK. I have pelvic organ prolapse and am kind of enraged that no one ever talks about it. My insides took a nosedive shortly after the birth of my youngest in 2015 and to be honest, I really struggled with it. I couldn’t find any decent information or support. I felt like I was the only mum in the world in this position. Now I know, I really wasn’t!
In 2018 I ventured onto Instagram as @whymumsdontjump and the response has been amazing! It’s also made it clear to me that far too many women are suffering in silence with pelvic floor dysfunction - confused, anxious, fearful of movement or too embarrassed to seek help.
Why Mums Don’t Jump, the podcast, is about trying to end the stigma around prolapse, as well as incontinence, pelvic pain and all the stuff that can happen to your pelvic floor, especially after babies. I’m a broadcast journalist by trade so I’m comfortable with the technical stuff. Speaking about my vagina in public? So far out of my comfort zone!
Join me as I meet other mums who are struggling with broken bits and speak to health professionals who live and breathe pelvic floors. Let’s laugh, cry and cringe our way to recovery or acceptance.