Natural Approaches for Infertility

Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate. Because you’ll never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible. Together, we can change how others view infertility. It begins with being part of aContinue reading “Natural Approaches for Infertility”

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?”

Healthy Bladder Habits for the Active Woman: Understanding Causes and How to Change

Healthy Bladder Habits for the Active Woman: Understanding Causes and How to Change

The importance of a well-fitting shoe

  “A well-fitting shoe is very important to us all. We, of course, recommend that you get fitted for your athletic shoes at a specialty running store such as Fleet Feet. The fit specialist can ensure that the shoe is fitting properly.” says Jeff Wells, owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Richmond, Va. “In general, expect yourContinue reading “The importance of a well-fitting shoe”

Relax: Give Yourself 3 Months

There are many physical and social issues at the 6-week check up: feeding the baby and getting some sleep are really the only things on your mind at this time.

Top Questions You’ve Been Wanting to Ask a Urogynecologist

Q and A with Tovia Smith, MD : Urogynecologist : Virginia Women’s Center located in Richmond, VA Dr. Tovia smith focuses on pelvic floor disorders, such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and accidental bowel leaking. http://www.virginiawomenscenter.com/staff-tovia-m-smith-md.html   Q: How can we make sure postpartum care is more than a few checkups? A: The USAContinue reading “Top Questions You’ve Been Wanting to Ask a Urogynecologist”

5 Minutes with Richmond, VA – UCI Championships

As most of you know, the city of Richmond in Virginia is hosting the UCI Road World Cycling Championships. This is a most exciting time to be living in Richmond and wanted to share this excellent video, showcasing what makes Richmond a great place to work and play! If you live or are from Richmond,Continue reading “5 Minutes with Richmond, VA – UCI Championships”

“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”