Pelvic Floor

C-section: Reasons, Risks, Recovery A cesarean section (or c-section) is a very common, well-established operation that many women have when delivering a child. In fact, the cesarean section surgery rate is about a third of all births in the United States of America.(1) This procedure is used for many reasons including prolonged labor, high risk …

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Safe Exercises With Prolapse (And Ones to Avoid) Pelvic organ prolapse can feel like a devastating diagnosis for many women. Interestingly, some women have it and never know, while other women can tell if the slightest thing feels wrong in their vagina and seek help immediately. Mild to moderate prolapse is rarely ever painful, but …

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The Low Down on Lube Written by: Laura Rowan, OT/L & Dana Solomon, OTR/L There’s a growing awareness and interest in healthy ‘clean’ ingredients in the food industry as well as skin and beauty products. We are learning that what we put on our body, store our food in, and ingest can impact our well-being. …

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Exercising While Pregnant: Why You Should, and How to Do It Safely There are exercises and strategies that can make pregnancy more comfortable, delivery a little easier, and postpartum recovery faster. Let’s dive into which exercises are recommended during pregnancy, exercises that can be harmful during pregnancy, and exercises that should be done with caution. …

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Urge Incontinence: Symptoms and Treatment What is urge incontinence? Urge incontinence is when you get an overwhelming urge to pee, and you might or might not leak a little (or a lot) when that urge happens. It’s that “panic and find the closest bathroom” moment, or the overwhelming need to pee when you turn down …

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Does it Require Surgery? Prolapse is often considered a very scary diagnosis because it is talking about the center of our femininity and it’s often diagnosed on the heels of bringing life into the world. I think that’s the part that makes this diagnosis so hard. You’re now a …

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Exercise and Prolapse Ramblings Let’s talk about the pelvic floor, exercise and prolapse. Soon after the birth of my second, I discovered that I had multiple prolapses. Grade two rectocele, grade one cystocele and a pinch of a urethrocele. That was a little over 3 years ago and I’ve had an awesome recovery. (More details …

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#MomFitHero- Hannah Not Letting Prolapse Control Her Life Hannah is the mom of a 19-month-old boy and works full-time as a manager at a tech company. She loves books and learning, and before having her son, she enjoyed hiking, triathlons, and boot camp classes. She stayed active throughout her pregnancy and was cleared for exercise …

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Pelvic Floor Ramblings Let’s get personal. (Warning: Stop reading if you don’t want to hear about my pelvic floor. AKA- guy friends who I’ll be climbing with over the weekend. LOL! And people wonder why pelvic floor issues aren’t talked about and women end up feeling so alone and isolated! You are not alone! Here’s …

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