I miss you every day. It sounds weird, doesn't it? To miss a care provider? But I do and it's uncomfortable and scary for me to write this and set it free. I'm not writing this post to hurt your feelings, to get you in trouble, or to encourage your firing. Rather, I'm writing this to help the countless women who will read this and nod their heads, finally knows that they too are not alone......because women feel utterly alone when it comes to their sad, damaged pelvic floors and vaginas.
One day, hopefully soon, my vagina will go from being one of the first things I think about to one of the last.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is common. Very, very common. The more babies you have and the older you get will increase your chances of experience POP. You might have only one prolapse or (like me) you'll have a couple. And don't think for a second that avoiding having babies or scheduling a cesarean section will … Continue reading Sadness, grief, depression: The dark side of prolapse
My baby has a flat head. Not, like, the whole head . . . just the right side. He's a good sleeper, a chill baby, and really likes hanging out in our big bed. He also REALLY likes to lie on his right side, hence the flattening. My first baby was one of those kids … Continue reading Five tips to helping your prolapse feel less prolapsey
It's one thing to have a prolapse (or other assorted pelvic floor dysfunction awfulness) but it's a whole other ballgame when the health professional across from you says to stop doing the things you need to in order to live your life. Like, lifting heavy bags of groceries, putting a baby in an infant car seat into your vehicle, picking up your toddler when he's in the having a massive meltdown in the middle of the store and you need to dash.
If you're reading this, chances are you're vaguely - or incredibly -interested in what happens in a pelvic floor physical therapy session. I know I sure was when I scheduled my first session way back in July 2013. Now, my list is by no means exhaustive or representative of every pelvic floor physical therapist so … Continue reading Things you can (usually) expect in pelvic floor physical therapy
Sometime in the past couple of weeks my (just turned) three-year-old wanted me to pick him up from the floor and swing him up in the air to catch him. It's something I've done hundreds of times and was this way until 36 weeks while pregnant with my second kid. And I've been doing exercises specifically … Continue reading It’s the end of the world as I know it