Empowering the Mamas

Becoming a mother is loaded with an immense amount of change, both physically and emotionally. While a woman starts a new relationship with her body, she is also creating a connection with a vastly transformed identity and a tiny little human.  Life as she knew it is no longer, and there are real feelings thatContinue reading “Empowering the Mamas”

5 Tips to Ease Stress after Delivery

Having a baby is a joyful time, but can also be stressful. Every mother’s experience is different, so there is no surefire way to make sure everything will go the way that you want or expect it to. This story examines several ways to naturally ease stress as you acclimate to your new normal, however.Continue reading “5 Tips to Ease Stress after Delivery”

ICS 2015, Montreal – International Continence Society

ICS, International Continence Society, is a registered charity with a global health focus with strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders by advancing basic and clinical science through education, research and advocacy. Cora Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD, attended ICS’s 2015 Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada.Continue reading “ICS 2015, Montreal – International Continence Society”

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 . . .”

Learn. Dream. Live. Run.

As a women’s health specialist, my practice is centered around nurturing, educating and healing women of all ages. As such, I am so very blessed to also be involved in some young women’s lives through an organization called Girls On the Run!  “Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating aContinue reading “Learn. Dream. Live. Run.”

“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?””