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How Common Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

How Common Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Have you been diagnosed with a pelvic organ prolapse? If you have, don’t worry. You’re not a freak of nature. It might seem like a strange phenomenon that you didn’t even know existed until you got your diagnosis, but it’s incredibly common. Sadly, it’s just not talked about enough, so women feel alone. In women,Continue Reading »

Is It Normal To Have Abdominal Pain After Pregnancy?

Is It Normal To Have Abdominal Pain After Pregnancy?

Is it common to suffer abdominal pain (and stomach pain) after pregnancy?  There are lots going on inside your amazing body after birthing new life into the world and delivering a baby. You have grown a full-term human inside your abdomen, after all. But, as women, we often don’t give ourselves enough credit for theContinue Reading »

Constipation and Pregnancy: What’s The Connection?

Constipation and Pregnancy: What’s The Connection?

Constipation and pregnancy. Is there a link? If you’re pregnant and searching for answers on why you’ve suddenly gone from healthy bowels – that Doctor Mehmet Oz would be proud of and an incredibly “regular schedule” – to one that is, painfully, almost non-existent, please don’t panic.  Don’t worry. It’s 100% normal. There’s a goodContinue Reading »

Can Painful Bladder Syndrome Go Away?

Can Painful Bladder Syndrome Go Away?

Painful Bladder Syndrome. Can it go away? It’s the million-dollar question. It feels like it’ll never go away. But we have good news.  If you have Painful Bladder Syndrome, you know how it feels to lay in bed night after night, desperate to get a good night’s sleep—dreading another, painful, sleep-deprived day. Before the tell-taleContinue Reading »

What is Pelvic Pain?

What is Pelvic Pain?

Are you a female with pain below your belly button? If the pain is in your lower abdomen area, where we usually feel menstrual cramps, childbirth contractions or ovulation pain, it could be pelvic pain. If so, you’re not alone. Many women feel pain in their lower abdomen at various points in their lives, oftenContinue Reading »

How To Treat Urinary Stress Incontinence

How To Treat Urinary Stress Incontinence

How long have you put off dealing with your “leaky bladder”, or urinary stress incontinence (as it’s medically known)? Five years, ten years, decades? According to a National Association for Continence Survey, women wait 6.5 years from the onset of symptoms to seek help for their bladder control problems. Yet, the longer you leave it, the worse thingsContinue Reading »

How Healthy Connections Help Build Our Resilience

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it kicks off the winter holiday season at our house. And while this year our celebrations are turning out to be very different from what we do traditionally, we are doing our best to embrace the changes and looking for ways to make meaningful connections with our family andContinue Reading »

Sleep: The Foundation of Good Health

Sleep: The Foundation of Good Health

For many hundreds of years we have known the functions of three of the 4 basic drives in life-to eat, to drink, and to reproduce.  But for fourth main biological drive—to sleep—has eluded science for years.  Scientists asking “why we sleep” may have been asking the wrong question.  All animals sleep and sleep persists withContinue Reading »

Resilience

Resilience

So many things come to mind just at the mention of 2020. It is a year that all of us will look back on with a clear before and after. It is a transformative time on every level and I have not met anyone who has not been affected in some way or another. For some, staying atContinue Reading »

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