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.
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
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
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
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?