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Postpartum Recovery Explained: Weeks 2-4

Postpartum Recovery Explained: Weeks 2-4

Up next in our “What to expect from your body postpartum” series, we will cover 2-4 weeks postpartum. Click to read what to expect in terms of healing, when to contact your healthcare provider or seek treatment from a pelvic floor PT, and how to safely begin returning to exercise. 

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Returning to HIIT After Childbirth

Returning to HIIT After Childbirth

How do I return to HIIT after having a baby? How much time do I take off before starting back up? The answers are not one-size-fits-all. What’s important is that you understand the principles for safe and effective progression.

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Lichen What?!?!

Lichen What?!?!

Have you heard of this rare skin condition? Explore the causes, connections to pelvic health, and treatment options for men and women affected by lichen sclerosis.

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Tailbone Pain

Tailbone Pain

A pain in the butt… literally. Causes of tailbone pain explained and how to relax your plevic floor muscles to reduce tension and discomfort.

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation During Pregnancy

A very common and often uncomfortable side effect reported during pregnancy is constipation. Signs and symptoms of constipation can be variable but can leave you looking for any source of relief! The good news is that a few lifestyle changes may help provide some relief of symptoms and get you back to a more regular pooping schedule. Check out our top tips for easing constipation during pregnancy.

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The Best Exercises to Help Mom Butt

The Best Exercises to Help Mom Butt

“Mom Butt” is the term for a loss of ‘junk in the trunk,’ or a flat butt that tends to develop postpartum. Why does your bum go flat after pregnancy? Why do women’s bums seem to go flat after childbirth? What contributes to those weaker, less shapely glutes? What you need to know.

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Is your Pelvic Floor Too Tight?

Is your Pelvic Floor Too Tight?

Many women and men have overactive or tense pelvic floor muscles and kegels and tightening exercises can make matters worse, especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Your pelvic floor may be too tight or tense if you have peeing or pooping issues, have pain with sex, or have any pelvic pain. Here’s what you can do about a too tight pelvic floor.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is not necessarily a death sentence for your vagina. In many cases, prolapse is completely treatable without surgery, and may even be able to be improved. But to know how to treat prolapse, we first have to understand what it is.

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All about Hemorrhoids

All about Hemorrhoids

For most people hemorrhoids are annoying, but can usually be cleared up with some intentional habit/lifestyle changes or home remedies. Here we discuss what they are, who’s at risk and how they can be prevented.

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Peloton and Your Pelvic Floor 

Peloton and Your Pelvic Floor 

Can you use the Peloton during pregnancy? How can you safely use the Peloton during pregnancy? When can you use the Peloton after giving birth? We break down everything you (and your vagina) need to know.

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Recovery after Cesarean Birth

Recovery after Cesarean Birth

April is Cesarean Awareness Month! You may be wondering, do I need pelvic floor therapy if I’ve had a cesarean birth? Do I need to massage my scar? Can I work on my scar even if it has been a few years? What about a VBAC?

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How to Choose the Right Lube 

How to Choose the Right Lube 

Lube can be a great addition to sex for pleasure, decrease duration or aid in vaginal dryness. There are so many different choices that it can be hard to find one that will work for your needs. Read on for some tried and true lubricants that are PT approved.

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How to Know if You Have Diastasis Recti

How to Know if You Have Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a separation of the connective tissue in the middle of the large abdominal muscles known as the rectus abdominis (6 pack abs). Here’s how you can help prevent it, and what to do if you have it.

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Vaginal and Perineal Granulation Tissue

Vaginal and Perineal Granulation Tissue

Perineal tearing during a vaginal delivery can have varying levels of severity, and each woman’s tissue heals differently. While most perineal tearing heals on its own with stitching, there are times when the body can over heal and develop an excess of tissue at the wound site. This is known as granulation tissue.

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Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum Anxiety

We’ve all heard of “the baby blues,” but what happens when it’s not sadness you feel? What happens when all you feel is debilitating anxiety? Maybe it hits you in the hospital, maybe as soon as you get home, or (as in my case) many weeks into your postpartum journey. It’s scary, all-consuming, and quite frankly it can make you feel helpless. 

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Perineal Scar massage

Perineal Scar massage

When and how should you return to sex postpartum? If you have a partner, have an open and honest conversation about easing back into sex or other forms of intimacy.

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HELP! I Have Varicose Veins on My Vulva!

HELP! I Have Varicose Veins on My Vulva!

While this is a less common occurrence than morning sickness, back pain, or the constant urge to pee, vulvar varicosities can happen during pregnancy and can be a significant source of discomfort for women, especially in the last trimester.

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Best Books for Breastfeeding

Best Books for Breastfeeding

Adrienne Gobe shares her research on the best books for breastfeeding. These books can be a resource as you prepare for and are troubleshooting during your breastfeeding journey. Breastfeeding is a relationship, it has to work for both you and your child. And most importantly, your worth is not measured in ounces!

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How to Take Great Care of Your Pelvic Floor

6+ Simple Tips to Prevent or Overcome Pelvic Floor Problems

Pregnant? Postpartum? Struggling with peeing or pooping probs? Experiencing painful sex? Download this free guide for some simple, do-able, totally-not-weird tips to take better care of your down there.

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