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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”

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Managing Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction

Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction is an issue that affects many pregnant women. Most research articles report 20-30% of women but when characterized as pelvic girdle pain, it was reported to affect as many as 80% of women (Robinson et al 2010; Ceprnja et al 2017). Pelvic girdle pain itself could range from anything including pelvic floorContinue reading “Managing Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction”

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?”

Diastasis Recti

July is ‘Diastasis Recti Awareness Month’ and I want to take this time to highlight a topic that has had a substantial amount of “buzz” in both the birthing communities and social media.  Diastasis recti abdominus (DRA) is a ‘condition’ in which the rectus abdominal muscles, known to some as “the 6 pack muscles” areContinue reading “Diastasis Recti”

Sex After Baby

Congratulations!!!!!You just had your adorable baby! A few weeks have passed, maybe a few months and we have realized that we have a problem. Sexy-time is no longer sexy!For some of you that might look like having absolutely no interest in sex. For others, you were ready to jump back under the sheets, but whenContinue reading “Sex After Baby”

Pelvic PT Part 2: What to Expect At Your Appointment

If you haven’t read part 1 of this series, Pelvic PT: What it is and why you need it, please check it out HERE.  So you have been told that you need pelvic PT. Maybe you have been experiencing bladder or bowel issues.Maybe you have been having pelvic pain.Maybe you have been having issues with sex andContinue reading “Pelvic PT Part 2: What to Expect At Your Appointment”

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy- Part 1: what is it and why you need it!

Hello to all! So much has been happening since our last blog post including a logo change and a new office space… what can I say… we’ve been busy! What I have found myself doing so much lately though is having the conversation with others in the community about pelvic health, what issues may beContinue reading “Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy- Part 1: what is it and why you need it!”

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?”

Resource List For Moms

There are many moms and new moms that are completely unaware that many resources exist that are available to them. Below is a list adapted from the Nurse Family Partnership website: INCOME ASSISTANCE Need Help Paying Bills (Local Assistance Resource)http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html BREASTFEEDING ASSISTANCE La Leche League – Breastfeeding resources, and direct links to local LLL leaders for breastfeedingContinue reading “Resource List For Moms”

The New Baby Shower Gift!

Baby showers are a time to bless a mom. She may or may not be surprised with the event to begin with, but then she is blessed with an abundance of clothes, diapers, wipes and possibly whatever else she had on her registry. While baby showers, have transformed into some of the most “glam” events,Continue reading “The New Baby Shower Gift!”