March 2020

Leak When You Sneeze?

2020-03-05T17:21:27-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Anatomy, Incontinence, Self-Care|

Whether you're coughing from a cold or sneezing from allergies, leakage isn't anyone's idea of a great way to pass the time. Sometimes that incontinence happens because the small muscles around the urethra (where we pee from) were injured or weakened during delivery. Sometimes it's because the muscles are too tight, and when your bladder is full, those muscles can't tighten anymore when suddenly loaded from above with a sneeze, cough, or a jump. [...]

January 2020

Ab Separation (Diastasis Recti) won’t change unless you do something about it

2020-01-29T16:00:02-05:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Ab Separation (Diastasis Recti), Anatomy, Postpartum, Posture|

8 weeks after delivery, ab separation won't change unless you do something about it. Your diastasis recti - the ab separation that 100% of women have by 35 weeks of pregnancy - can improve on its own. But without any intervention (specialized exercises, taping, hands-on techniques to actively reduce the gap), where you're at 8 weeks postpartum is where you'll be at one year postpartum and beyond. Why does this matter? Significant [...]

December 2017

Gestation Video

2018-05-29T06:46:46-05:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Anatomy, Pregnancy|Tags: |

GESTATION: the process of carrying the young in the womb between conception to delivery. Cool. You probably knew that already. But so much more happens on the inside to a woman's body during this time! Where do the organs go? Why might you feel short of breath, especially during that third trimester? Check out this great video from the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago (super cool place, btw) -- it'll show you [...]

November 2017

Poor Posture is the Main Culprit of Head, Neck, Upper & Mid Back Pain

2017-12-05T12:18:34-05:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Anatomy, Posture|Tags: |

On this Momma Care Monday, I want you all to pinky swear me that from now on you will not be "Wilting Flowers." What do I mean? Head hanging down, chin tilting towards the chest... Whether you're on your phone, scrolling through Instagram, or crooning at your little ones while you feed them, that poor posture is the main culprit when it comes to head, neck, upper & mid back pain. Wondering how to [...]

The Clitoris is Much Larger and Complex Than You Might Think!

2017-12-05T10:38:50-05:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Anatomy, Sexuality|Tags: |

Let's wrap up the week with a Fun Fact Friday, shall we? Is it a tulip? Is it a wishbone? No! It's a CLITORIS! Did you know the clitoris is WAY LARGER than just that little nub at the top of the ladyparts? It's part of a larger system of erectile tissue: there are two shafts (crura) that are about 10cm (4in) long that are under the labia (inner and outer lips of the [...]

NOCTURIA – Waking Up A Lot At Night to Pee

2017-12-04T22:30:42-05:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Incontinence|Tags: |

Another Word of the Day Wednesday is upon us. Also, Happy November! Today's word is NOCTURIA. It means waking up a lot at night in order to pee. Normally, the body produces less urine at night, so you can have some restful, uninterrupted sleep for 6+ hours. But if you're an older adult, you produce less of the antidiuretic hormone that helps you decrease urine production and retain fluid. The pelvic floor muscles that hold [...]