(Prenatal) Knowledge Is Power
One of my favourite parts of working with expectant mamas is the birth prep aspect. I love going on that empowerment journey, especially with first time mamas. There are a lot of great prenatal classes out there that teach you everything you need to know about delivering baby in a hospital/birth centre/home, feeding baby, monitoring baby’s pees and poops, how quickly baby should be gaining weight… Do you see a theme there? It’s all about baby! Don’t get me wrong...
Posted on 2022-02-02
Managing and preventing tailbone pain during and after pregnancy
Managing and preventing tailbone pain during and after pregnancy Every now and then, I see patterns in the symptoms that women consult with me about. Sometimes, I will see multiple patients with almost identical symptoms or diagnoses. Most recently it has been tailbone (coccyx) pain. I think I have treated 10-12 different women with coccyx pain in the last year alone! The coccyx is the point of attachment for many muscles and ligaments, including the pelvic floor muscles....
Posted on 2021-12-14
Could this common condition be the cause of your bladder leaks?
Could this common condition be the cause of your bladder leaks? There is a very common condition that most people probably wouldn’t ever associate with bladder leaks or incontinence… about 20% of the general population have it. The likelihood of developing it increases with age, especially in women. Most pregnant or post-partum mamas get it… Have you guessed what it is yet...? If you guessed constipation, then you are correct! It seems counterintuitive, ri...
Posted on 2021-11-10
3 things I want my daughter to know about her pelvic health
Earlier this summer, I saw a teenaged patient who came in because of pelvic pain and I was impressed by how open and unashamed she was when speaking about her body and her symptoms. I’m so happy to see a new generation of girls and women who are empowered and advocating for themselves. It got me thinking about my own daughter and the things I want to instill in her... 1. It’s not gross or taboo to talk about, it’s important! From a young age, we have made sure that both of ou...
Posted on 2021-08-14
Identify your weaknesses and turn then into strengths
Everyone is going to be naturally better at some things over others. People also are going to enjoy things they feel confident in performing well. This applies to the gym and fitness on many levels. Some people don’t feel competent at the gym or working out at home, so that may be an initial barrier. If you’re willing to take the next step and start performing exercise you will find there are ones you enjoy more than others.Why would I prefer some exercises over others ? Because your...
Posted on 2021-07-14
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