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!
Postpartum: a part of life no one told you about.
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
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
The answer is, YES! You have a pelvic floor, or pelvic diaphragm, as some of the cool kids call it. Even you, men. Here is a very cut and dry picture of the female pelvic floor and lower abdominal viscera. Photo Cred: Vagiflex.com So what is the pelvic floor exactly? It is a group of muscles that… Continue reading What the heck is a pelvic floor and do I have one?