Gut Feelings

You know that feeling you get when something doesn’t feel quite right? Like something’s off? Maybe you’re noticing the difference in your body’s state when you eat a nourishing meal vs when you eat a quick, less satisfying, and less wholesome meal. OR…maybe…it’s that the pain you’re experiencing seems so intense and just isn’t goingContinue reading “Gut Feelings”

Rest – Go and get you some!

Imagine if you, dear postpartum mother, started to not feel so great… You’re tired, a little run down, achy, a little short-fused… Maybe the pain that you had before has suddenly increased. Was it the long day sitting at the computer? A long day managing the kids at home? There just seems to be noContinue reading “Rest – Go and get you some!”

Acupuncture and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Teamwork Approach

Many women struggling with pelvic floor dysfunctions (ie, urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, constipation, and/or pelvic and low back pain) have been told “Oh, that’s just your age” or “Well, you had a baby. What do you expect?” Contrary to popular belief, there IS a way to be proactive and conservatively manage not just your symptomsContinue reading “Acupuncture and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Teamwork Approach”

The Inner Critic

If you were to broadcast your inner thoughts out into the world, what would people think? Recently, this question was brought up in a discussion I was having with a postpartum physical therapy client. Such a good question, right?! What would people think of your inner thoughts? Truth be told, my initial inner response toContinue reading “The Inner Critic”

The pace (and price) of modern day life…

For the women out there who are juggling a hundred things all day/every day (and are getting tired of doing so), this Tedx Talk is for you…

Important Question(s) Missed in Healthcare

You’ve been there… You’re sitting in the waiting room, waiting for a medical appointment to begin. Your appointment was supposed to begin 15 minutes ago. You have a list a questions on your mind that you’re not sure you’re going to have time (or the confidence) to ask. You’re not even sure you have timeContinue reading “Important Question(s) Missed in Healthcare”

Who’s In Your Tribe?

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ve been hearing a lot about pelvic floor PT. Not only is that my personal/professional bias (since I am one!) but pelvic floor PT is also growing in its level of popularity in order to better serve and care for postpartum women (check out this TED talk).Continue reading “Who’s In Your Tribe?”

I’m constipated and afraid to mention it. Is it normal to not poop postpartum?!

When it comes to postpartum bowel dysfunction, mum’s the word. Our bowels just don’t get the attention they deserve. As postpartum women, you are either shy to mention your bowel habits or you’ve been told “Oh, that’s just normal. It’s a part of the process!” We’ve come too far enough in the field of women’sContinue reading “I’m constipated and afraid to mention it. Is it normal to not poop postpartum?!”

“It’s up to everyone…”

“It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well meaning we think we might be, to do the honest uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to all those lives who are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy thatContinue reading ““It’s up to everyone…””

Rest for the Weary

If we were to poll all you new moms out there, the vast majority of you would say that sleep deprivation is one of the hardest parts about becoming a mother. It’s probably tied for first place with the challenge of having a new postpartum body. Not only is getting exercise difficult because your bodyContinue reading “Rest for the Weary”