Why Sex Hurts After Childbirth: Q & A With Jenna Perkins

Why Sex Hurts After Childbirth: Q & A With Jenna Perkins

When women have pain for so long, society has said, that’s an expectation for women, and so many women feel guilty about it and don’t want to talk to their providers. Or when they do come into for their 6-week postpartum, or a couple months after, and things still don’t feel good, they can be “poo-pooed” on. The issue is not really addressed to their satisfaction and that can be discouraging.

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Seeing a Pelvic Physical Therapist After Giving Birth Should be Our “New Normal”

Seeing a Pelvic Physical Therapist After Giving Birth Should be Our “New Normal”

Going to a physical therapist (PT) after pregnancy and childbirth isn’t standardized care in America, but it absolutely should be.I sat down with three therapists at Body Connect Health & Wellness (where I get treatment) to learn more about why every mom should check in with a pelvic PT at least once after childbirth.

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Find Your Postpartum Inner Unit: Q&A With Janna Young

Find Your Postpartum Inner Unit: Q&A With Janna Young

Pregnancy and childbirth really changes our bodies. We literally move in different ways due to our center of gravity shifting, then it suddenly shifts again after the baby is out. For many of us, adjusting to these physical changes affects more than just our bodies.

Engaging your inner unit can help ground us physically and emotionally.

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4 Postpartum Poses to Ease Back into Exercise

4 Postpartum Poses to Ease Back into Exercise

Doctors might give us the green light to exercise 4-6 weeks postpartum, but that often feels too soon. Parts are still jiggling, joints feel loose, muscles chronically ache, and fatigue is overwhelming.

It might take some time to work up to an exercise routine. But there’s a lot we can do to gently wake up some of our muscles. We can gradually and deliberately ease ourselves back into physical activities with these four Pilates exercises that engage our inner unit. 

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