Introducing a practical, information packed guide for women, their partners and those involved in birth. Mary combines her considerable experience as a women's health physiotherapist with all matters floor and core.

In response to the demand for practical pelvic floor centered birthing information Mary has released Hold It Mama - the pelvic floor and core handbook for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Like many pregnancies, this invaluable book is long overdue.....

Hold It Mama is the essential guide for women who want the best of both worlds: children and a strong, vibrant pelvic floor and core. This guide gives women the power to reclaim their fitness, shape and pelvic health during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Reviews for 'Hold It Mama'
I will be recommending Mary’s new book to
all my patients in the baby phase of their life.
Packed with information answering all those
frequently asked questions of pregnancy and birth…
all in a sensible, easy to unders
tand format.

Fiona Rogers, Womens health physiotherapist

The usefulness of this book cannot be overestimated, both in terms of prevention of problems as well as recovery – her tone is perfect.

Jane Barry, Midwife

What a wealth of information and an incredible feat - it would be a great text for students too.

Dianne Edmonds, The Pregnancy Centre

Great info - very balanced. Essential for all pregnant mums!

Dr Kylie Booth, Cares SA

This fantastic book should be on every woman's bookshelf- I intend to buy a copy and make it my personal pelvic floor bible.I so wish it had been available before I got pregnant, before I gave birth, or indeed when I was younger.

I am 43, and have some very personal reasons for wanting to read this excellent book.  However, women of any age,  mums, mums-to-be and women who don't have children should read it. There is something for every woman in this very interesting, informative and clearly written book. It includes excellent exercises, diagrams and photographs.

As Mary writes:  'Every woman should think of her pelvic floor muscles as " The Queen"  of her core muscles’  - by looking after these you will continue to keep the Queen happily reigning throughout your life!

I had many reasons for wanting to read this book and for trying to find ways to help support my pelvic floor muscles - they have been through a lot, especially over the past few years!  I had two difficult, very long, traumatic labours and medically assisted births.  I felt myself nodding in agreement at many of the scenarios described in the book. Although I have always 'tried' to do my pelvic floor exercises, this book and Mary's advice has made me appreciate just how incredibly important these exercises are for my wellbeing in the future. Don't miss out; you owe it to yourself to read this must-have book!

Pip Wheelwright, Review from TIPS Newsletter