Today we’re diving into a topic that is getting continually more informative and popular. And frankly, I’m so glad it is! The topic is pelvic floor wellness and dysfunction.
In this conversation, I’m chatting with Dr. Sara Reardon and we’re discussing pelvic floor wellness before, during, and after pregnancy.
The pelvic floor muscles go from the front of the vagina all the way to the back of the rectum touching the tailbone. This complex group of ligaments and muscles support several parts of the female anatomy including the bladder, the vagina, the rectum, and the sitz bones.
When the pelvic floor is not in proper function, it can disrupt a number of otherwise normal bodily functions such as urinating and pooping. In addition, if these muscles and ligaments are too tight, too loose, or tweaked wrong, they can cause tremendous pain and discomfort. We want to avoid that, or if it is already occurring, we want to help alleviate that!
Dr. Reardon is a Board-Certified Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, and as her tagline says, she is “saving the 🌎 one vagina at a time”!
She offers in-person and online pelvic physical therapy. Her practice is based in New Orleans, but if you aren’t local or are unable to go in-person, you can join one of her virtual, online programs!
She has created several mini-courses and also a pregnancy fitness program. Click here to view!
Plus, as a part of the Babies After 35 community, you can save 20% of her online mini courses and pregnancy fitness program. Simply use codePELVICFLOOR20 for 20% off at checkout!
I hope this information helps you, and please be sure to share it with a friend or someone else who might find it helpful, too. This is a topic that women could truly benefit from being more readily discussed!
Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS is a double board certified ObGyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, and founder of Babies After 35. In her roles as a clinician, educator and researcher at UTMB-Galveston, she focuses on the care of people with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. Dr. Clark has taken a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy. In her role as a physician caring for high-risk pregnancies, she has counseled and treated hundreds of women over the years in her very own situation, and has found a whole new respect for the challenges and complications a woman may experience when trying to have a baby later in life.
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