The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that support the organs in the pelvis and allow for bowel movement, urinary activity and intercourse function. During pregnancy, pelvic floor function can be compromised leading to pain, incontinence, sexual difficulties or general pelvic floor dysfunction. Prenatal and/or postnatal exercise can reduce the occurrence of symptoms, and these same exercises can help anyone suffering from pelvic floor difficulties, pregnancy related or not. Read More

Some of my clients have suffered through significant anxiety in anticipation of needing an emergency c section come delivery day.  Most of the anxiety seems to build around the thought of “losing their body”.  It’s true, a caeserian is a serious procedure.  Medicine has it down to an art, minimizing trauma, pain and risks but nevertheless, tissue must be cut and muscle must be repaired.  Barring any rare mishaps during the procedure or any post-surgery tearing,simply resting should do the job. But there are a few things you can do to help rebuild muscle, elasticity and strength once the initial healing is done. Read More

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