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Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and the national peak body for incontinence prevention, management, education, awareness, information and advocacy.

Vision and mission

The Australian community free from the stigma and restrictions of incontinence

The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.

How the Continence Foundaton of Australia can help

The Foundation:

  • works with consumers, professionals, industry and government
  • facilitates access to continence support services through advocacy
  • provides evidence-based information and advice
  • builds the capacity and capability of the workforce
  • and, supports research to achieve the Foundation’s objectives.

Information / help lines

  • Call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 Mon to Fri, 8am to 8pm AEST.

    This is a free and confidential service staffed by Nurse Continence Specialists who provide advice, referrals and resources about incontinence to consumers and health professionals. The Helpline can also be accessed via the Telephone Interpreter Service on 131 450.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Continence Foundation of Australia.

Last reviewed: September 2020

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Pregnancy Plan app to help keep you dry | Continence Foundation of Australia

The statistic is confronting: 1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby wet themselves. But don’t despair, pelvic floor muscle exercises during pregnancy may help you stay dry.

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Female Pelvic Floor Muscles | Exercises | Continence Foundation of Australia

Pelvic floor muscles help women control their bladder, bowel & uterus. All women can benefit from pelvic floor exercises, learn how to do them correctly.

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Who's at risk? · Pelvic Floor First

Some people are more at risk of developing pelvic floor problems than others.

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Children Bladder and Bowel Control Problems | Continence Foundation of Australia

Learn more about the common bladder and bowel control problems experienced by children and how they can be managed and/or treated.

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Daytime wetting | Continence Foundation of Australia

Most children have gained daytime bladder control by the age of four. If a child regularly wets during the day after this age professional advice is necessary.

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Constipation | Continence Foundation of Australia

Constipation is the passing of hard, dry bowel motions (stools) that may be infrequent or difficult to pass.

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Exercise modifications during pregnancy · Modifying exercise programs · Pelvic Floor First

Exercise modifications during pregnancy. While there are modifications of exercises recommended during pregnancy and for postnatal women, there are often times that modifications within these exercises themselves need to be made.

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Ever had a baby · Who's at risk · Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic floor muscles take time to get back to their usual state after the birth.

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Gynaecological surgery · Who's at risk? · Pelvic Floor First

Gynaecological or pelvic surgery such as a hysterectomy or pelvic radiotherapy can result in bladder problems

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Women · Working your pelvic floor · Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic floor muscle exercises for women

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