How does a Cesarean Birth Impact the Pelvic Floor?

There is a myth that having a Cesarean birth means that your pelvic floor was not affected and that you don’t have to worry about the common issues a mom who had a vaginal birth may experience. This myth is an important one to debunk because…

The End of an Era

Mondays.  They carry a lot of weight for most people because it’s the day that you start back at work for the week ahead.  I’ve had a complicated relationship with Mondays for the past year and I just realized that things are about…

The Purpose of Postpartum Rehab Between Pregnancies

Should I bother addressing postpartum issues such as weakness or leaking if I plan on getting pregnant again? Won’t I just ruin all the hard work I do in my next pregnancy? ... It can be tempting to put off taking care of your body…

How Postpartum Physical Therapy Can Help Heal Birth Stories

Postpartum physical therapy starts with an evaluation where I am not only asking about your physical condition but we also talk about your birth story. Your birth story gives me information about things your physical body has gone through but…

The Truth About Postpartum Abs

“I do core exercises but I don’t feel my abs activating” “I feel numb in my abs” “Why can’t I get rid my lower belly pooch?   These are questions I hear all the time from moms that I work with in private sessions…

Redefining the Meaning of "Getting Your Body Back"

I would like to redefine the meaning behind the idea of a mom “getting her body back” after pregnancy from the goal of returning your physical appearance to pre-baby status to reclaiming your body as your own after it has been stretched,…