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pelvic health, physical therapy, postpartum, pregnancy, women's health

Planning a VBAC

Through a series of random, fortunate events, I have met a wonderful fellow pelvic health advocate, childbirth educator and occupational therapist who also happens to be from my hometown which neither of us currently live in (it's a small world after all)! I am so grateful she took the time to write this superb post… Continue reading Planning a VBAC

physical therapy, postpartum, pregnancy, women's health

Diastasis Recti Remedy

Diastasis Recti (DR): Linear separation of the rectus abdominis ("six pack muscle"). Many mamas and those of us with very physically demanding jobs experience this and it's consequences, resulting in hernias, back pain, pelvic pain, poor pelvic floor muscle control leading to urinary and/or anal incontinence, weak abdominals, etc. There is a very straightforward exercise… Continue reading Diastasis Recti Remedy

Fertility, pelvic health, physical therapy, women's health

Endo(my)triosis: A Personal Journey

Truly inspired by the optimism amid the physical and emotional pain experienced by Sara in her story below. So honored to have her write so openly about her journey with endometriosis. I hope those of you suffering from symptoms of endometriosis will find a bit of solidarity through her story. Endometriosis was a new word… Continue reading Endo(my)triosis: A Personal Journey

pelvic health, physical therapy, Sex, women's health

Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 3: Endometriosis

Endometriosis: Endometrial tissue, which forms the lining of the uterus, grows outside of your uterus and implants itself onto your pelvic organs and tissues, like an entitled little _______ (insert your word of choice). This terrible disorder affects roughly 10-15% of women of reproductive age. There are a few theories as to why this occurs, but… Continue reading Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 3: Endometriosis

pelvic health, physical therapy, Sex, women's health

Vaginismus: A Success Story

I think it is so important for women to feel supported, encouraged, not alone, understood. That's why I asked this brave soul to share her story. I hope you are able to find some humor, hope and help through her vaginismus journey. I guess you could say Vaginismus and I met on my wedding night. … Continue reading Vaginismus: A Success Story

pelvic health, physical therapy, Sex, women's health

Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 2: Vulvodynia

VULVODYNIA: the painful (dynia) vagina (vulva). Let's talk about the classifications of this babe: Generalized: The entire vulva experiences an abnormal sensation. This can be brought on by touch from clothing, hands, with intercourse, etc. or it can happen spontaneously and may always be present. OR you could have a fun mix of both. Localized:… Continue reading Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 2: Vulvodynia

pelvic health, physical therapy, Sex, women's health

Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 1: Vaginismus

Dyspareunia, in human words, means painful sex. And is technically its own diagnosis, but in my experience, the symptoms usually lead to a more specific secondary diagnosis. Sex can be a touchy (pun) topic. Most of us keep that part of our life very private, even if you have the best sex-life known to man (or… Continue reading Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 1: Vaginismus

pelvic health, Sex, women's health

The 10 Second Rule

Our natural vaginal lubrication process is complicated, but SO important to understand when it comes to having healthy sex. In a young-ish woman, it takes between 10 and 30 seconds after sexual stimulation for the vagina to produce lubrication, and up to 3 minutes in an older-ish woman. And sexual stimulation doesn't mean having intercourse… Continue reading The 10 Second Rule

pelvic health, Sex, women's health

Lube 102: The Good Stuff

REAL QUICK! I decided it might be beneficial to have a post on the good lubes only so you can easily spot/click on and purchase a brand without having to look at the ingredients. Here are the types we have already discussed and have a stamp of approval from me: Organic Olive Oil Organic Coconut Oil… Continue reading Lube 102: The Good Stuff

pelvic health, Sex, women's health

Lube 101

We went out of town for a wedding last weekend and I thought, what better segue to start the convo on SEXY TIME?! 💃💋 You can call it coitus (if you're a Big Bang Theory nerd like my hubs), intercourse, baby making, Netflix and chillin', or just plain sex. No matter your word choice, it is… Continue reading Lube 101