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?”

“Ouch…My Tailbone Hurts!”

“I’ve heard the term…but what is Coccydynia?” Plain ‘n simple….it is pain in the region of the coccyx (tailbone). This can happen for a variety of reasons, and is often a cause of post-delivery pelvic pain. What does the coccyx do and where is it located? The coccyx serves as an attachment site for tendons,Continue reading ““Ouch…My Tailbone Hurts!””

As an athlete, girls have been told it’s ok if they leak. Is this true?

As an athlete, girls have been told it’s ok if they leak. Is this true? Performing impact sports such as running or gymnastics can fatigue the pelvic floor muscles that hold the pelvis together and support the pelvic organs. Pelvic floor muscles must be strengthened and work together with the abdominals and deep back muscles.Continue reading “As an athlete, girls have been told it’s ok if they leak. Is this true?”

Why Didn’t I Know That 1 In 4 Women Leak?

We asked women to send us their most frequently asked questions about bladder issues and leakage . . . so by popular demand, here they are! The answers here are brief. For a more in-depth look at these issues, use our search tool to find specific blog posts on topics such as, “frequent urination”, “stressContinue reading “Why Didn’t I Know That 1 In 4 Women Leak?”

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”

Yes, it’s that time of year again . . . !

It’s time for the ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2017! I always look forward to these conferences and the opportunity afforded for communication among scholars, researchers, and fellow practitioners about women’s sexual function and health. This year’s annual meeting is in the beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia!   The theme of this year’s meeting is The EmbodiedContinue reading “Yes, it’s that time of year again . . . !”

“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?””

STOP! Check that belly before doing those crunches

Did You Know? 36% of postpartum women will discover they have a separation of their stomach muscles.  If you want to flatten out that post-delivery mummy tummy, you should go straight to the gym for a rigorous regimen of abdominal exercises, right? Wrong!  Diastasis recti could be the cause of that rounded, pregnant-looking and evenContinue reading “STOP! Check that belly before doing those crunches”

“He aprendido mucho!”- Reaching the women at CrossOver Healthcare Ministry

Women’s Health Physical Therapy of Richmond spent the morning at CrossOver Healthcare Ministry screening pregnancy and postpartum patients for common ailments seen during and after pregnancy. CrossOver Healthcare Ministry provides quality and compassionate health care to the uninsured in the greater Richmond Metropolitan area. These screenings spanned from posture analysis and child care body mechanicsContinue reading ““He aprendido mucho!”- Reaching the women at CrossOver Healthcare Ministry”