Carrie Pagliano | Similarities of Postnatal and Perimenopause Stages

Show Notes:

In today’s episode Lynn talks to physical therapist, professor, APTA board member, and national speaker, Dr. Carrie Pagliano, about the similarities of the postnatal time frame and perimenopause.

During pregnancy, women experience the highest levels of estrogen they will ever have in their lifetime. In the past, a misinterpretation of research concluded that high estrogen levels correlated to breast cancer; however, this correlation has been disproven and high estrogen levels may be a positive thing. 

For women in postpartum and perimenopause, estrogen levels plummet potentially leading to symptoms of new anxiety, vaginal dryness, joint pain and waking when they have the opportunity to sleep. The research now is showing that estrogen treatments may be helpful in leveling off these symptoms and helping with postpartum depression.

You don’t want to miss out on today’s episode that talks about research, interpretations and the questions we can ask to best support our clients experiencing changes in estrogen levels or other factors that we need to start asking about.

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Dr. Carrie Pagliano has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 25 years. She is an active member of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Past President. She is an adjunct professor and works as an Advisory Board member to the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. She served as Instructor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine for over 5 years. She also speaks nationally in the areas of pelvic floor education, pelvic health in sport, and integrative models of practice in pelvic physical therapy. To learn more, visit her website at:

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