How to Contract Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Correctly Do you think you know how to do a pelvic floor muscle contraction correctly? Most people don’t! Yet they are all the rage. They are the most popular piece of advice given to women for any condition in the pelvic region. Yet many women don’t know how to engage the muscles correctly. Let me explain the correct way to contract the muscles. To figure out what needs to [...]
Exercising After Delivery Most new moms are ready to shed those extra pounds and jump right back into their pre-pregnancy workouts right after giving birth. With all the changes that have happened to your body over the last 9 months doing what you did before getting pregnant might not be the smartest and safest thing for your body. I’ve had clients come into my practice having created issues in their body from their post birth exercise routine. I [...]
All the Effects of Birth on the Pelvis The pelvis is the doorway the baby comes through to be born. We all know it happens, but have you ever thought about what actually happens to the pelvic bones after birth? We just assume they go back to their normal position. But, I’ve found that sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. Let me share with you all the things I find in my client’s pelvic bones after a vaginal [...]
Labor Positions Effects of Pelvic Floor Muscles When you are in labor the best thing you can do is listen to your body to figure out what position feels best for you. That takes top priority in any birth. The labor support people may offer suggestions but whether or not you do them should be up to you and how your body feels. Remember birth is a dance between baby and your body. You should move in a [...]
3 MISCONCEPTIONS DOCTORS MAKE KEEPING YOU FROM PAIN-FREE INTERCOURSE I’m really frustrated. There are too many women not enjoying sex because it hurts. For many women sex is uncomfortable. And for some, it’s an unbearable experience. It breaks my heart to know that there are women out there not able to enjoy themselves when there is a really simple solution to their problem. I see and hear about this all the time from clients in my practice [...]
Breastfeeding Body Mechanics for Post Birth Healing We all know the stresses and strains that pregnancy and labor have on the body, and it doesn’t end there. After the baby is born, if all goes well, then breastfeeding becomes the next big challenge on the body of the new mom. Knowing how long it can take to feed a newborn we need to understand the strains the positions we get into have on our body. Especially when we [...]
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