Postpartum
Considering a Vaginal Birth After a C-Section? Here’s What You Need to Know

Considering a Vaginal Birth After a C-Section? Here’s What You Need to Know

What exactly is a VBAC? VBAC stands for vaginal birth after cesarean and is a delivery option for mothers who have had a cesarean delivery prior to their current pregnancy. While vaginal birth after cesarean was not always thought of as a safe option for moms, the most recent research shows that VBAC can be a great option when the patient is an appropriate candidate.

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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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Pubic Symphysis Pain After Birth

Pubic Symphysis Pain After Birth

Pubic symphysis separation (or pubic symphysis diastasis) is defined as the widening of the pubic joint of more than 10 mm and is considered a complication of vaginal childbirth or pregnancy. Is there anything you can do?

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Returning to Crossfit After a Baby

Returning to Crossfit After a Baby

We often get questions in our clinic and on social media about when it is safe to return to HIIT like Crossfit after having a baby. That is often a hard question to answer, or rather there are many factors that go into that answer. Here, we break it down.

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Pelvic Physical Therapists On Running After Having A Baby

Pelvic Physical Therapists On Running After Having A Baby

As more pelvic health research is conducted and outcomes are gathered, guidelines will be updated and expanded so that healthcare providers have the highest quality information for developing postpartum programming. These current guidelines are FREE for all to access.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Relieving Breastfeeding Back Pain

Relieving Breastfeeding Back Pain

During my pregnancy, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son. I read the books and bought the supplies. I had the breastfeeding pillows and salves and shirts. I had the pump and the rocking chair and ice packs. I was ready for sore nipples and sleepless nights. I was not, however, prepared for the back pain.

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Postpartum Periods

Postpartum Periods

What to expect from your first postpartum period: when will it happen, what will it be like, and what you’ll need. 

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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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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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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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