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Pregnancy

With all of the pressures felt by women to appear a certain way, it’s little wonder that this weighs more heavily on the minds of women who have recently given birth. Pregnancy, childbirth along with the weeks and months following will naturally cause massive changes to your body, and it is important to take care of your body’s health and fitness throughout the whole process – not just waiting until after childbirth.

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast, but it is not always due to a bacterial infection, so treatment with antibiotics is not necessarily appropriate. Your qualified physiotherapist may be better placed to treat your condition. Symptoms of mastitis in breastfeeding women may include breast pain, redness, swelling and flu-like symptoms. Many women self-treat using firm massage techniques and hot showers to try to decrease the pain – actions which can actually make mastitis worse!