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
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
I consider myself pretty lucky to know some ridiculously smart and hilarious people in the field of physical therapy. And the following post just so happens to be written by one of them (who I also went to PT school with). Whitney is about to take you on a journey of pediatric pelvic health through… Continue reading It’s POTTY TIME! Or is it?
Postpartum: a part of life no one told you about.
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
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
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 (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
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
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