Pelvic Floor

What to Know About C-section Recovery: You’ve made it through your pregnancy and delivery and have now reached your 6-week check up. Hopefully things are healing well from a surgical standpoint and your doctor has cleared you for activity. However, the details on the “what” or “how” are very vague, and often stated as “ease …

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What is a c-section, and when might you need one? A cesarean section (or c-section) is a very common, well-established operation that many women have. Reasons for a c-section may include prolonged labor, high risk pregnancy, large babies, multiples, fetal distress, breech presentation, a previous cesarean where vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is not advised …

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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 pregnancy, large babies, multiples, …

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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 pelvic floor issues such as tightness or a …

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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. What goes inside the body and on the skin matters, personal lubricant included! Different …

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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. Pregnancy is amazing, exciting, and hard, all at once. Feeling those first …

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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 your street on the way …

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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 sleep-deprived mother working hard to keep a little one alive …

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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 on exactly where these …

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