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Lichens Sclerosis

All Lichens are not created equally but today we are discussing Lichens Sclerosis (LS). Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most commonly affects the genital and anal regions of both men and women (note that there are cases of lichen sclerosis on the upper body). It commonly presents as white, thin,Continue reading “Lichens Sclerosis”

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Chronic Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Welcome back to part 2 of our Movember blog posts. Today we are talking about Chronic Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition that causes severe symptoms, bother, and quality-of-life impact in the 8.2% of men who are believed to be affected (Magistro et al. 2016). TheContinue reading “Chronic Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome”

An ER Visit & Gratitude

My anniversary was a week ago and I spent it in the ER šŸ˜³šŸ˜³šŸ˜³… You heard me right… the ER… But not for myself… My daughter was chasing her brother, fell and hit her head. She told my husband she was fine but as he started cleaning her wound it started bleeding and wouldn’t STOP.Continue reading “An ER Visit & Gratitude”

When Valentineā€™s might not mean SEXY time!

Itā€™s the season of love- SEXY time!Many will be getting their ā€œswerveā€ on this Valetineā€™s day week (yeah to pregnant and post-partum clients) but for many Post-partum moms itā€™s not that easy. For many, they dread it! ļøFirst off for most women, sex is NOT at the forefront of their mindā€¦their newborn is! ļøSecondly, mostContinue reading “When Valentineā€™s might not mean SEXY time!”

10 tips for moms who have hemorrhoids

Most women when they are pregnant will experience hemorrhoids. After all, they affect at least 10% of women during this time. But what are they???? Hemorrhoids are really no more than swollen veins in the rectum. During pregnancy the pressure of the growing fetus on the pelvis and blood vessels can result in irritation andContinue reading “10 tips for moms who have hemorrhoids”

Marijuana and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Before you jump to conclusionsā€¦ No,  I am not insisting you get ā€œhighā€, but you have to admit that the title sounds way catchier than ā€œCBD oil for chronic pelvic painā€. Many people still are unaware of CBD oil, its origins and benefits. Many are still cautious with regards to the use of marijuana productsContinue reading “Marijuana and Chronic Pelvic Pain”

Strengthening your lady partsā€¦

One, Two, Three, Fourā€¦. Thatā€™s usually the sound of any person counting as they exercise, counting rep by repā€¦ sometimes even with the addition of a little weight. Well did you even know that there is such a thing called a vaginal weight? You heard meā€¦ VA-GI-NAL weights! But before you go jumping to AmazonContinue reading “Strengthening your lady partsā€¦”

Hip pain during and after pregnancy

This one is for all my crossfit moms. So you have had your baby and you go back to liftingā€¦ but you notice that you are having a pinching pain in your hipā€¦ maybe you noticed this prior to lifting, with walking, stairs, air squats etc. Since the pain or discomfort is at the ā€œfrontā€Continue reading “Hip pain during and after pregnancy”

Fecal Incontinenceā€¦ the stuff no one talks about

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, fecal incontinence is the recurrent and involuntary loss of stool or flatus (gas). Often times one of the main causes post partum is obstetric trauma or pudendal nerve injury. Different studies have shown at least 1 in 4 women having fecal incontinence within 6 months ofContinue reading “Fecal Incontinenceā€¦ the stuff no one talks about”

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus in the pregnant and post partum woman

Commonly referred to as DRA, this is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscle or ā€œ6-pack muscleā€ of the abdomen. Although it can occur in men and children (for varying reasons) it is commonly seen in women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and the post-partum period. Some reports state that at least 75% of womenContinue reading “Diastasis Rectus Abdominus in the pregnant and post partum woman”