Belly Breathing! The benefits and how to do it properly!

A first step toward self-care, good exercise, and getting in tune with your mind+body is learning how to breathe properly. We are HUGE fans of belly breathing as it helps you become present with daily life but also in big moments like exercise, birth, and postpartum recovery.  We help new moms HERE! Being aware of […]

11 Little Known Facts about Your Pelvic Floor

Do you avoid intense workouts for fear of leaking? Do you avoid intercourse because it’s painful? As a pelvic health physical therapist I’m often sounding the alarm that the issues you’re living with are in fact, issues. Most people don’t know that leaking and having painful sex are two of the most prominent issues among […]

5 Whole Body Moves for your Pelvic Floor

Are you thinking, “I need to tune in to my pelvic health, but I’m not sure where to begin?” We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re recovering from birth, or you’re finally confronting annoying symptoms like leakage or pain with penetration, these five moves will support your pelvic floor and your whole body. First, let me […]

Leaking while you move?

Have you ever been laughing at a colleague’s joke and realize you just leaked and now must run to the restroom or sit in discomfort ’til it dries up? Have you been out for a jog, and though you just emptied your bladder, you feel leaks occurring with every step?  Only to turn home and […]

Are Kegels Bad for You?

Call it an old wives tale, or a one-size-fits-all approach, telling women with pelvic floor issues to do Kegels is not the answer that truly best fits all. Yet oddly enough, Kegels have become the popular go-to exercise for so many! Performing Kegels for any and all pelvic problems can make some symptoms worse. Not […]

Self-Care Habits We Love

Do you feel like stress, anxiety, or self-doubt always point back to self-care?  Maybe it’s your mom, best friend, or a colleague telling you that you need to take time for yourself by saying things like, “do something fun!” or “you need to relax!” Because here many of us are: tired, burnt-out, and irritable. We […]

Fall Self-Care: 5 Things to do this fall to restore!

With the arrival of fall comes less time in daylight, and therefore, longer evenings. We spend more time at home in a seasonal hibernation, and if you’re expecting,  this is the perfect time for self-care before the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the arrival of baby. Our list is full of ideas for […]

Lichen Sclerosus: What is it? What treatments are available?

Lichen sclerosus is a rare skin condition. It typically affects the pelvic area (genital or anal areas) but may also be found on the upper body, breasts or upper arms.  The condition may result in white spots or patches that can be painful or itchy and may develop into blisters or scars.  While it is […]

Maternal Mental Health Disorder: My Story

  Becoming a mother is a mixture of uncertainty, preparation and joy.  When I was expecting my first son in 2011, I was so excited about the prospect of starting a family, but I was overwhelmed and underprepared for the postpartum season of my life.  My delivery was pretty smooth.  It was a vaginal delivery […]

Anxiety? Breathe Your Way to Relief

What if someone told you that you have the ability to decrease feelings of anxiety and improve your sleep without medication?  What if it was FREE?  What if it’s something you do all day, every day?  What if it’s right under your nose (or involves your nose)?  Well, I have good news.  It’s true!  It’s […]