Nurture Pod

Nurture Pod

Pelvic and Sexual Health podcast interviews with host Pelvic Physiotherapist, Candice Langford. Shamelessly and confidently breaking down barriers by normalising the narrative in the realm of; Pee, Poo, Pleasure, Pain, Periods, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Peri and Post Menopause. Let's get curious…

Episodes

August 28, 2023 30 mins
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Postpartum Dyspareunia 


With up to 40% of individuals experiencing dyspareunia at the 2 month mark, this is a conversation that we need to nurture, especially since symptoms can and should be treated. In this episode I speak about 3 common contributors to pain with penetration in the postpartum period, how they may present and potential treatment options. My hope is to reduce stigma and fear through information sharing and impr...

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March 9, 2023 33 mins

Period Poverty, Lesego Mpyana


Lesego is making meaningful and tangible changes in the face of period poverty and she has ways for you and your business to get involved! The passion in her voice is captivating! Listen and get involved!


 Todays Guest:

Lesego is a vibrant woman who is passionate about uplifting others. She is a Ballito-based wife, mother of two and a social entrepreneur. Lesego co-founded Move Africa, a company...

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Vaginismus Medical  Management, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande

In todays episode, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande from @pelvicrehabilitation shares generously about a medical management approach to treating patients with GPPPD, namely vaginismus.

We highlight that vaginismus treatment is not one dimensional, and that patients typically engage with a multidisciplinary team (not limited to physiotherapy, psychology and medical doctors). Dr. Shrikhande ...

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September 27, 2022 48 mins

Prolapse in Parenthood, Clare Bourne


Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a diagnosis often accompanied by fear! Clare is changing this by normalising the narrative and sharing valuable information enriched by personal and clinical experience. 

If you are a parent (or not, as this is NOT a diagnosis limited to postpartum)  and the topic of prolapse impacts your daily life, be it; talk of a pregnancy, exercise, heavy lifting, intimacy …We di...

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August 29, 2022 40 mins

Lil-Lets Bladder Leaks, Megan Ross

Postpartum leaks are common! 

Not the norm

And… they can be treated 


With this said, we understand that capacity (mental, physical, emotional) does not always allow for immediate intervention or management… we believe that using the correct pads can help take the pressure off, hopefully giving you confidence, relief and reprieve from what may have felt like overwhelm.

We hope that this will help y...

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August 15, 2022 39 mins

HPV & Cervical Screening, Dr Aziza Sesay


If you have a cervix or if you know someone with a cervix, actually, anyone and everyone should listen to this! 

Cervical cancer is one of THE most preventable cancers! 99.8% preventable! 

So lets make sure that you are equipped with a foundation of knowledge from NHS doctor Aziza Sesay, @talkswithdrsesay


We discuss; HPV, Cervical Screening and Cancer. What it is, how it is contrac...

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August 12, 2022 42 mins

Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain. You won’t see RELAXIN here! 

5 unexpected risk factors for pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. The latest on how to manage and treat pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, a guide for patients and practitioners.

Sinéad Dufour PT PhD

Dr. Sinéad Dufour is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at McMaster University.  She teaches and conducts research in the Schools of Med...

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July 1, 2022 37 mins

“Low Libido”, Candice Langford


As a pelvic physio working with individuals with painful penetration, the topic of ‘low libido’ comes up a lot. So here are a few foundations that I have found to be helpful in exploring ‘what to do’ about ‘low libido’. 

“Low libido” or as you will learn “FSIAD” is a common and juicy topic! 

We cover a lot; 

Human S. Response Cycles, Arousal NON-CONCORDANCE, DUEL CONTROL MODEL, Responsive Desire…

As w...

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Permission and Sexuality, Catriona Boffard

In listening to Catriona’s Podcast, (Asking for a friend) the topic of “permission” flowed so beautifully and powerfully through each episode! 

I was therefore delighted to have her on the Nurture Pod to lean in on the topic!
 Catriona shares and helps us identify the potential of this ‘simple’ tool; not only in our comprehensive education but also in our; capacity for pleasure, expressi...

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May 29, 2022 36 mins

Drug use is a difficult and controversial topic, increasingly so, when we consider it in the light of intimate engagements. Two taboos collide. You will notice my careful choice of words, hesitancy and curiosity in exploring this topic. Aoife enlightens us as she explains the details of “chemsex”, pleasure / pain balance, communication strategies,  

Although controversial, we encourage open-mindedness and  a willingness to learn as ...

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5 tips to nurture intimacy in the postpartum period. Psychologist, Sharmon Reddington from MUM Well shares; advice, tips, realistic and relatable postpartum intimacy challenges as well as solutions.

All in 22 minutes! 

I Thoroughly enjoyed this episode! I am sure you will too!



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Sharmon: I’m a registered psychological counsellor with a special interest in perinatal (Perinatal is the period of time when you become...

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March 22, 2022 41 mins

The Talk, About Sex… Casey Blake

The Talks, when and how to start? This is a must listen episode, it will encourage you to think deeply and possibly challenge your perspectives about how to give these ‘talks’ as well as how they might be received. The empowerment awaits, so that YOU can confidently move toward starting conversations about topics that youth is undoubtedly already exposed to. #anatomy, #bodyautonomy, #consent, #relati...

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Trauma Psychotherapy, Lisa Grant-Stuart

Trauma, a word we are hearing more and more and an emotional repose that you may wish to distance yourself from. Join myself and psychotherapist Lisa, as she explains the ways in which we may experience trauma, how it might show up and the neurotherapies available to aid in desensitisation and processing of traumatic memories and adapting the behavioural and physiological responses t...

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February 22, 2022 33 mins

Join myself and Kirsty as we discuss what to expect during pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy. In this transformative life phase, it is not uncommon for new parents to feel mislead or poorly informed about their pelvic health concerns, not knowing if symptoms are ‘normal’ or where to turn… you may find yourself asking “why did no one tell me”. We discuss the transitional phase that we are all in today, as we move away from a pe...

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February 10, 2022 34 mins

Trauma Informed Care, Dr Krystyna Holland

Trauma informed care is an important topic to understand as both the patient and the provider. Join us as we discuss the what happens during a trauma response, how it may present, how to hold a space for patients and how to mitigate trauma responses in both patients and providers.

Dr. Krystyna Holland, PT (she/her)  is a physical therapist in Denver, Colorado specializing in the pro...

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It’s not in your head! 

New book “Empty Cages” that Jess so generously shares is applicable to anyone, no matter where you may be on your journey. Whether it’s adult ADHA (like Jess), your own new diagnosis; vaginismus, endometriosis, postpartum depression… or the diagnosis of a friend/family member. Jess shares real, raw and relatable experiences to disarm and unlock cages.

Jess Basson lives in Westbrook on the east coast ...

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Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain. You won’t see RELAXIN here! 

5 unexpected risk factors for pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. The latest on how to manage and treat pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, a guide for patients and practitioners.

Sinéad Dufour PT PhD

Dr....

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January 7, 2022 2 mins

Welcome to the Nurture Pod - Pelvic & Sexual health, a new podcast from Candice Langford, pelvic health physiotherapist.

You can also follow along for the YouTube VideoCast by CLICKING HERE

Through this platform I intend on normalising the narrative in the pelvic health world through interviews with a vast array of individuals. We will be speaking confidently and comfortably about topics that are all too often...

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