Are you experiencing leakage during exercise? It could be that the pelvic floor muscles aren’t supportive enough during the landing phase, the muscles get too tired, or the other tissues supporting the bladder and other pelvic organs (ligaments and fascia) are too lax.
Janie Thompson is the Continence Foundation of Australia’s Clinical Services Manager, leading the National Continence Helpline. In this Helpline Q&A, Janie answers three key questions about mental health and bladder, bowel and pelvic health.
What does prolapse feel like? About half of all women who have had a child have some level of prolapse. Not all have symptoms – we know one in five of these women seek medical help.
‘Is this life now?’: Tash’s experience of faecal incontinence. Six months after giving birth to her daughter in February 2020, 28-year-old Tash found herself in a huge panic about the future.
There’s a lot to take in when making treatment choices for your bladder, bowel and pelvic health. Remember, it is always your decision to choose the help you would like.
One day at a time’: Sarah’s story of spinal cord injury. Sarah Wise’s time living abroad in London was cut short after a serious fall in October 2019. Over a year on, she reflects on what she’s learned and what she wants the world to know about spinal cord injury.
What Australia-wide water bill savings would mean for people with incontinence. The Western Australia water provider led the way in supporting people with incontinence, now it’s time for all of Australia to do the same.
Healthy smoothie to aid gut and bone health. Accredited Practising Dietitian, Milly Smith, has you covered for breakfast with this cool and refreshing smoothie bowl.
This World Sleep Day (19 March 2021), the Continence Foundation of Australia wants all Australians to see if their toilet habits are stopping them from getting a good night’s sleep.
This International Women’s Day (8 March 2021), we celebrate the achievements of women around the world. The day is also a chance to raise awareness and come together for women’s equality. Get involved at the IWD website and #IWD2021 hashtag on social media.
With 6.2 million Australians set to be affected by incontinence by 2030, the Continence Foundation of Australia is saddened that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety barely rated the need for specialised continence support, education and training in its Final Report.
An open letter to Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck from the Continence Foundation of Australia
With 6.2 million Australians set to be affected by incontinence by 2030, the Continence Foundation of Australia’s Pre-Budget Submission calls for an urgent action plan. 
Many women experience pain during sexual intercourse. Physiotherapist Lissy Changuion explains how the pelvic floor can play a factor in sexual function and shares her advice if you’re experiencing pain.
In a year in which we saw unprecedented change to health care both here in Australia, and across the world, it is no surprise to find there was a drastic change in the way in which Australians accessed their health services and products.
When it’s hot or you’re exercising, your body will react to the heat by sweating. Sweat makes your skin moist or wet and then helps you cool down when it evaporates (changes from liquid to gas). This also means you’re losing water from your body.
The latest research report released by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety estimates nearly 40% of Australian aged care residents experience emotional or physical abuse or neglect.
Need inspiration for a fun family dinner? Check out this healthy taco recipe from Milly Smith, Accredited Practising Dietitian. It’s a great chance for kids and the entire family to get involved in making food together.
Every year, the Continence Foundation of Australia celebrates the role of carers with the Continence Carer of the Year Award. In 2020, we are proud to recognise Robert Sykes of Coffs Harbour, NSW, with the Award.
Thousands of people receiving the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) in Western Australia can now save on their water bill. CAPS is an Australian Government program that helps people with permanent and severe incontinence pay for some of their continence products.

Last Updated: Tue 19, Apr 2022
Last Reviewed: Tue 17, Mar 2020