What is Your Post-Birth Plan?

Many of you saw the article that NPR published some weeks ago (see screen shot below) and were quite shocked by what you read. Here’s a bit from that article: “Nearly half of the nurses who responded to the survey were unaware that maternal mortality has risen in the U.S. in recent years, and 19Continue reading “What is Your Post-Birth Plan?”

Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair 2017

Planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant or in the early stages of parenting? The Nurture RVA Birth and Baby Fair brings together expecting and new families with the care providers, businesses, and organizations that serve families during this exciting and challenging life transition. This year’s Nurture Birth & Baby Fair promised an amazing mix of passionateContinue reading “Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair 2017”

“Why do I still look pregnant?”

  Scenario . . .  A new mom has given birth to a healthy baby boy. She is about 6 weeks post-delivery and has been able to lose her pregnancy weight fairly quickly . . . all except for that stubborn stomach area that seems to just poke out.  She feels like she is severalContinue reading ““Why do I still look pregnant?””

Every Woman Should Know . . .

“After I had my second child, I really had a lot of pain in my pelvic floor . . . and I wouldn’t really know how to describe what I was feeling because it was new to me. I didn’t really have the same kind of pain the first time that I had my child.Continue reading “Every Woman Should Know . . .”

“Oh yeah, I can do those Kegels . . . cool, no problem”

Q: What was your awareness of your pelvic floor before having children? “You know, I felt like I had a pretty good grasp of what’s in the pelvic floor and how my body worked. Going into it . . . I thought I knew what I was doing.” Q: What was the biggest change after givingContinue reading ““Oh yeah, I can do those Kegels . . . cool, no problem””

Physical Therapy For Improved Functionality In Daily Living

While you are reading this – take a nice deep breath in. Now exhale. Feels great, right? Although proper breathing feels great, chances are that you hold your breath throughout the day without even realizing it, especially while concentrating, or performing actions such as lifting, reaching and pulling. Almost all individuals have a tendency toContinue reading “Physical Therapy For Improved Functionality In Daily Living”

First Pharmacologic Treatment Approved for Women’s Sexual Dysfunction

Well, they finally did it! The FDA has approved the first Pharmacologic treatment for women who suffer with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).  As a long time member of ISSWSH, I have been following the development of this story closely, and was thrilled when I received the following news . . .  It is withContinue reading “First Pharmacologic Treatment Approved for Women’s Sexual Dysfunction”

“The French Government Wants To Tone My Vagina”

In the age of information, including the internet, an individual can research any topic. Since each person has limited knowledge, discerning fact from fiction is often a challenge. In regards to postpartum rehabilitation, most women seek their own fitness plan to snap back from magazines and the internet. Women are seldom advised by their ownContinue reading ““The French Government Wants To Tone My Vagina””

“Is Painful Intercourse Normal After Having a Baby?”

Scenario: Mandy gave birth to a healthy baby boy and was cleared to have sex at her six week visit. She was excited to be healing and getting back to her regular activities but was not as relieved to hear this news about sex.  She felt that she still looked pregnant, was tired and tenseContinue reading ““Is Painful Intercourse Normal After Having a Baby?””

“I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.”

Pelvic floor physical therapy is an important part of every woman’s postpartum recovery! Listen to this patient’s testimonial on how our Postpartum Strong® sessions helped her reduce pain and improve function. “I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.” “I first came to Women’s Health Physical TherapyContinue reading ““I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.””