Postpartum Constipation

Postpartum Constipation

Were you constipated during pregnancy and hoping it would clear up after childbirth? Constipation during pregnancy is due to the baby putting pressure on your intestines. Or maybe your prenatal vitamins stopped you up. If your current toileting woes are getting you...

How much to exercise while pregnant

How much to exercise while pregnant

"How much should I exercise?" This is a frequent discussion with my clinic patients. Some women share they keep a routine because they know it's good for them, even though they hate it. Others are convinced doing chores around the house all day is plenty.  While...

Bladder Woes

Bladder Woes

Do you have severe urgency throughout the day? Do you find yourself always knowing where bathrooms are, calculating how long you will be away from home or avoiding activities that may take you away from easy access to a bathroom? Do you wear pads, panty liners or do...

Constipation during Pregnancy

Constipation during Pregnancy

As your tummy has been growing, you might notice you are getting constipated. What is this all about and what can you do about it? Well, the bottom line is that everything in our body is connected. Changes in one area of the body impacts another. Constipation can...

Tips to relieve pain with sex

Tips to relieve pain with sex

Here are some of the common questions my patients ask after childbirth: "How long should I wait?" "Why is it painful?" "Did the OBGYN give me too many stitches?" Most women I've worked with have perineal scar tissue after birth. The tissues are tight, causing pain...

Postpartum Mythbusters

Postpartum Mythbusters

As much as I hate admitting it- I am a recovering comparison addict. I am too good at holding myself to unrealistic standards and feeling annoyed by how easy other women have it. Anyone with me?! Thankfully women are speaking out against this internal battle more and...

Prepping for Postpartum

Prepping for Postpartum

The third trimester arrives and you are in the final stretch (literally)! You feel like you are about to burst and everything is getting uncomfortable. You have to pee every 30 minutes, you can’t get comfortable lying on your side or back and your feet hurt. But,...

Over-active bladder: what is it and do I have it?

Over-active bladder: what is it and do I have it?

Over-active Bladder is a catch-all diagnosis for people suffering from urinary urgency and frequency. It can sometimes be called urge incontinence, which indicates urinary incontinence due to strong sensation of urgency and inability to control it. There can be...

Just breathe…

Just breathe…

When I instruct people on how to exercise properly, I always talk about breathing. Why? Because the diaphragm (the key muscle used to take a deep breath) is an important part of our core muscles. Deep breathing also can help mobilize the spine and calm the nervous...

Getting ready for baby during covid-19

Getting ready for baby during covid-19

As an expecting mom, you are already dealing with anxieties surrounding delivery and motherhood. Now in this time of COVID-19, there is a whole new layer of stress to navigate. Your well-laid plans that you had for delivering your baby may be significantly altered....

You don’t know what you don’t know about your postpartum body

You don’t know what you don’t know about your postpartum body

Now that you have had your baby, what should you expect regarding healing and return of function? What have you heard from friends, family members, other women about what they deal with now on a regular basis? Have you heard things like, “oh you will have a Mommy...