Webinar Recording: Pelvic Floors - Pregnancy and Beyond

Webcast: 18 June 2020
* Price includes GST where applicable
Webinar Recordings - Postnatal

Webcast: 18 June 2020

ACM Members - you do not need to purchase the webinar.  You can access this for free by using your Members Only Self Enrolment Key and going diretly to ACM's Midwives learn.  Click on the images below to get your key and access the webinar.

ACM Members Click here for Self-Enrolment Key

ACM Members Click here to Self-Enrol in Webinar

  • What is a pelvic floor and what does it do when it's not pregnant?
  • Why do 1:3 women wet themselves, and what can we do to encourage more than the current 2% of women engaging in antenatal classes to do their pelvic floor exercises?
  • If up to 70% of women with stress incontinence can self manage, and physio has an 84% cure rate in 6 sessions, why do we have so many leaky women?
  • How do you correctly teach a pelvic floor contraction?
  • What happens to women who sustain birth injuries in the long term?
  • Why do bowels matter? What is rectus diastasis and why does it matter?
  • It takes an average of 7 years for a woman to seek help - why, and what can health care professionals do to reduce taboos?
  • What are the life long potential consequences of incontinence for a woman?
  • What advice should you give a woman who and where should you signpost her for help?
  • What is an incontinence pad and is it a bad thing?
  • Why do midwives have a higher risk for vaginal prolapse than the general population, and how can you reduce your personal risk?

Presented by Elaine Miller from Gusset Grippers

Elaine Miller is a pelvic health physiotherapist, she is passionate about leaky ladies and vaginas staying where they belong.  

Few people seek help for their incontinence, vaginal prolapse or sexual dysfunction so she combined her work with stand up comedy and wrote "Gusset Grippers"  - an evidence baseshow with the message "Laugh, don't Leak".  Gusset Grippers had 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and won the Fringe World Comedy Award  in Perth before sell out shows in Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe.

590 million people have heard her in print, broadcast, live and online - which is one of the reasons she was awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Chartered Society of 
Physiotherapy in 2019.  She is a founding member of Pelvic Roar - a physio lead platform to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration, and a director of a Social Enterprise 
using the Arts to educate women about health issues. Elaine has presented at the Scottish and British Parliaments and is a stakeholder in the NHS 10 year plan project. 

Monash uni is collaborating with Elaine on a paper looking at whether humour is an effective health promotion tool. She hopes to convince you that the science and politics of continence is a lot more interesting than you thought.

1 CPD hour


  1.  You will be directed to our online learning portal Midwives Learn. This requires a separate log in/account. 
  2. If you do not already have an account, please click here for instructions on how to create one.  We suggest you use the same email as you have for the ACM website.
  3. Once on webinar homepage,
    1. Enter ACM Code then click 'Enrol Me' to access the webinar and it will open. 
    2. Watch the webinar,
    3. Complete feedback, and
    4. Collect your Certificate.
  4. If you have any questions please email education@midwives.org.au

For purchases - PLEASE NOTE:

  1. After purchasing an ACM Webinar Recording you will be sent an email within 2 business days containing instructions on how to access the course . The instructions will be separate to your receipt of purchase which will be emailed to you sooner.
    If you have any questions please email education@midwives.org.au.
  2. This activity can be used to count towards your continuous professional development. It is the participants responsibility to keep a record of the completion of this activity for the purposes of self-recorded CPD.
  3. Purchases of Midwives Learn E-Learning Courses and Webinars may be tax deductible.
Product Special
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 days.