Welcome to the Autumn 2024 edition of the Bridge Magazine. This edition has a special focus on pregnancy-related conditions that affect continence. We explore topics such as preventative care for childbirth, birth injury and pelvic organ prolapse.

In this edition, we also share advice from physiotherapist Tory Toogood regarding the prevention and treatment of pelvic floor injuries. We converse with Georgia Triferis, a mother who has experienced pelvic organ prolapse who decided to raise awareness to help other women.

We offer support to women with pregnancy related conditions on our National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66. This is a free and confidential service, staffed by Nurse Continence Specialists who offer information, advice and support. They also provide a wide range of continence-related resources and referrals to local services.

Finally we would like to take this opportunity to farewell Rowan Cockerell, who served as the Foundation’s CEO for the last eight years and for over 50 editions of the Bridge Magazine. The progress the Foundation has made under Rowan’s leadership has been inspiring and with great fervour continued building a community free of the stigma and restrictions of all aspects of incontinence across the lifespan. Thank you Rowan.

Paula Hay, Acting CEO,
Continence Foundation of Australia