October 2020

Ex • haus • ti • pated (too tired to give a crap)

2020-10-12T22:20:50-05:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Bowel, Self-Care|

Long Zoom calls. Poor posture. No childcare. Scary news. Stress. It’s hard not to be exhaustipated about most things these days with all that's going on in the world. But if constipation is on the list of issues plaguing you, it’s time to talk to a pelvic floor physical therapist.  Your gut & pelvic health is a sign of your overall health. How we fuel our bodies, how we sit, how we breathe, how we move, and how [...]

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

You Pamper Your Baby A Lot – Now It’s Your Turn

2020-01-29T15:54:30-05:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Postpartum, Self-Care|

You Pamper Your Baby A Lot - Now It's Your Turn Discuss and address sensitive topics in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Eliminate the stress of getting out the door to make an appointment on time. Schedule around nap time so you don’t need to get childcare. Take time to pump or feed baby if you need to. Home visit treatment plans WORK because they’re tailored to your specific [...]

1 in 3 Women has Bowel, Bladder or Sexual Issues After Delivery

2020-01-29T15:46:43-05:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Bowel, Incontinence, Pain, Postpartum, Self-Care|

1 in 3 women has bowel bladder or sexual issues after delivery 1 in 3 new moms report bowel and bladder issues after giving birth, and about half of all new moms have pelvic pain in the months after they’ve delivered. These problems don’t just go away on their own, and many women just suffer in silence, assuming this is “the new normal.” It doesn't have to be. Your body can heal... [...]

April 2018

Grateful for Jersey Mom Support Groups ?

2018-05-28T16:41:19-05:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Postpartum, Self-Care|Tags: |

Taken by Michelle Goitia, April 2018 • JC Bump • New Mom Support Group I've spent April visiting several of the mom support groups & gatherings in Hoboken and in Jersey City, speaking to women about pelvic physical therapy - what it is, why it's important, and what to expect when you work with a pelvic PT. The insightful questions and honest, open discussion has been both inspiring and exciting -- especially [...]

November 2017

Postprandial Somnolence – The Food Coma

2018-05-28T17:16:41-05:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Self-Care|Tags: |

Time for Word of the Day Wednesday. Well, it's a phrase today, and one of my favorites: POSTPRANDIAL SOMNOLENCE. It's the itis. The food coma. That sleepy, lethargic feeling as you undo your belt buckle a few notches after feasting on Thanksgiving dinner. Oh, by the way - happy belated Turkey Day! So, why does postprandial somnolence happen? Well, for one, after we've eaten, the body recognizes there is food in our digestive system, [...]

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