It’s More Than Just KEGELS!

When muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, they are unable to contract appropriately; when the muscles are too tight, they can spasm..Muscles that are too tight or weak can result in pain and lack of coordination. ((And doing Kegels can make it worse)).A hypertonic pelvic floor occurs when the muscles in the pelvic floorContinue reading “It’s More Than Just KEGELS!”

How Common Is Bladder Pain?

The American Urological Association defines BPS/interstitial cystitis as “an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder🎈, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms of more than six weeks duration, in the absence of infection or other identifiable causes.” Many may describe their pain as “flares” of worsening symptoms triggered byContinue reading “How Common Is Bladder Pain?”

Habit – Not Homework

  During this busy, hectic and joyous time of year … who needs more homework anyway!? ……………. “The stress incontinence and urge incontinence I have suffered with since my hysterectomy now are markedly lessened. In many situations, at home, out shopping, and in social situations, I can now deliberately and willfully target these important musclesContinue reading “Habit – Not Homework”

Newborns Need Care, But So Do New Mamas

“After I gave birth to my third child, the first person who met our newest family member was my mother-in-law. I watched her fall in love with my baby and I was once again so proud to see this happen..It wasn’t until my mother-in-law was about to leave that it hit me. Did I becomeContinue reading “Newborns Need Care, But So Do New Mamas”

THRIVE: Mind, Body & Soul

  We were not made to merely survive.  We were made to thrive!  To thrive is to flourish in every area of our lives: physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and relationally.  Learning how to thrive is a process, and it is our goal to create an atmosphere that assists women on their journey. Whether through yogaContinue reading “THRIVE: Mind, Body & Soul”

A New Paradigm for Postpartum Care

Given the urgent need to reduce severe maternal morbidity and mortality, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new revised Committee Opinion to reinforce the importance of the “fourth trimester,” and to propose a new paradigm for postpartum care. 👏 . ACOG now recommends that postpartum care should be an ongoing process,Continue reading “A New Paradigm for Postpartum Care”

Yes, accidental bowel leakage is more common than you may think.

Yes, accidental bowel leakage is more common than you may think.💩 . The biggest risk factors are age but many younger women deal with ABL as well. Other major risk factors are being overweight, bariatric surgery and complications during a vaginal childbirth. . So what’s happening to cause this? Short answer, nerve or muscle damage. AnyContinue reading “Yes, accidental bowel leakage is more common than you may think.”

What Are the Symptoms of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety?

What is postpartum depression and anxiety? It’s common for women to experience the “baby blues”— feeling stressed, sad, anxious, lonely, tired, or weepy — following their baby’s birth. But some women — up to 1 in 7 — experience a much more serious mood disorder — postpartum depression. (Postpartum psychosis, a condition that may involveContinue reading “What Are the Symptoms of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety?”

Postpartum Strong® Workshop!

Are you pregnant, postpartum or planning to have kids? 👶🏼🧒🏾👶🏿👶🏻 . Come to our Postpartum Strong® workshop of 2019! . Our workshops are a great way to get connected with other moms, learn about your amazing body and have an engaging Q & A time! (All those things you wanted to know about bladder leakage,Continue reading “Postpartum Strong® Workshop!”