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Endometriosis- Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Your Surgery: Laparoscopic Excision for Endometriosis Endometriosis is a gynecological disorder affecting 1 in 10 women, that is characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, which can cause pain and infertility. Laparoscopic excision is a common surgical treatment option for endometriosis, which involves removing the abnormal tissue using a minimallyContinue reading “Endometriosis- Preparing for Surgery”

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”

Maternal Health Awareness

January 23rd is Maternal Health Awareness Day and we want to share 5 major tips with you as you prepare for pregnancy and birth.  We all have heard the horrors of birth in the United States. We have the highest maternal mortality rate of industrialized countries throughout the world and additionally we as a countryContinue reading “Maternal Health Awareness”

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”

Is Your Pelvic Floor Doing Too Much?

I often times get asked what the pelvic floor has to do with anything. Many individuals assume that they are not susceptible to pelvic floor issues because they are neither pregnant nor female, or they believe that their issues related to bowel and bladder dysfunction are due to other factors. As a pelvic floor therapist,Continue reading “Is Your Pelvic Floor Doing Too Much?”

Why am I so tired all the time?

Many moms after having a baby complain that they are tired. Not just tired, but exhausted! Many attribute this to fatigue from the birth process and frequent waking at night or getting very little rest because of having a new baby who themselves have an unregulated sleep cycle. All of this can be true, howeverContinue reading “Why am I so tired all the time?”

Getting back to biking after baby!

In part 1 of this AMAZING series, my friend and colleague Dr. Liz Koch talks about a special Post-partum population- specifically mountain bikers! Dr. Koch writes: You have now taken time off the bike when you were pregnant and now you are feeling the itch and urge to get back out there! Oh man you areContinue reading “Getting back to biking after baby!”

The 2nd trimester…What’s in store?

Congratulations! You have passed the infamous 13-week mark. You are excited because maybe your morning sickness has ended (or maybe not). In a few weeks you get to find out the sex of your baby- how awesome! The 2nd trimester is interesting because your body continues to undergo many changes but here is where some ofContinue reading “The 2nd trimester…What’s in store?”

When Valentine’s might not mean SEXY time!

It’s the season of love- SEXY time!Many will be getting their “swerve” on this Valetine’s day week (yeah to pregnant and post-partum clients) but for many Post-partum moms it’s not that easy. For many, they dread it! ️First off for most women, sex is NOT at the forefront of their mind…their newborn is! ️Secondly, mostContinue reading “When Valentine’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”