April was national cesarean awareness month, but May is for mamas, so I’m going to put this here on the 1st to tie the two together. One of my nearest and dearest, sent me her unexpected birth story to share. It is a factual account of what happened, not an oversharing of emotions. However, many… Continue reading A Birth Story
LIFE IS A HIGHWAY…and bedtime’s a bumpy road
The brilliant Whitney (pediatric pelvic health physical therapist) writes again to tell us about how to kick the nighttime potty training nightmares to the curb!
Splitting Up With Your Diastasis Recti
Are you fed up with Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation)? Good. Here's some incriminating facts and break-up advice. Incriminating information As I mentioned in this blog post, DR can occur in any phase of life due to physical forces causing our rectus abdominis (the six pack muscle) to stretch and separate down the middle - whether… Continue reading Splitting Up With Your Diastasis Recti
Postpartum: a part of life no one told you about.
A True Story About Postpartum Sex
This was written by one of my nearest and dearest friends AGES ago for my blog, but am just getting my act together to post. -- It is honest, it is true and I bet many of us can relate to her...Don't worry it has a happy ending. 😉 Sex is talked about a lot. Post partem sex…not… Continue reading A True Story About Postpartum Sex
Loosen Up for Valentine’s Day
Vaginal Dilators and Perineal Stretching If you’re new to intercourse OR you’ve been at it for a while, but are experiencing new or persistent pain/difficulty with sex, keep reading! First-Timers This is information I wish I would’ve known before my first go, so first timers listen up. Progressing through vaginal dilators is a great way… Continue reading Loosen Up for Valentine’s Day
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
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