Everything you need to know about mommy thumb

Show of hands (or thumbs), how many of you have experienced thumb and/or wrist pain while trying to live your best mom life? If you’re like me, you slowly noticed increasing pain and tenderness while using your thumb and wrist during your child’s first year of life. If this sounds like you, read on to […]

Your Nursery Chair Should Be Your Biggest Investment. Here’s Why…

Did you know that on average, new moms spend 1,800 hours breastfeeding their baby during his/her first year of life!? This is the equivalent of a full time job with 3 weeks paid vacation! Ok, so where is our vacation!? When you think of the amount of time you will spend sitting nursing or bottle-feeding […]

Should you perform Kegels during pregnancy?

The blog post where I rant but it is worth it. I know at some point you have been told to “just do your kegels.” You’ve heard this from your best friend, your mother, your grandmother, your OB-GYN, and maybe even a random old lady at the grocery store. Unfortunately, the advice to “just perform your kegels” is […]

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction During Pregnancy

Are you experiencing increased discomfort near your pubic bone? Maybe you notice it with sudden changes in movement, walking, putting on your pants, or rolling over in bed.  This discomfort is called Symphysis Pubis Discomfort or SPD for short. Some studies show that it can affect up to 25% of pregnant women.  So where exactly […]

How to Push Safely During Labor

So you have a little one on the way?! Congratulations, mama! Maybe this is your first pregnancy and you want to learn how to push safely and confidently but do not know where to start. Maybe you this is your second, third, or fourth pregnancy and you want to learn a different way to push. […]

You’re Probably Thinking “Why did a Physical Therapist Create a Birth Course?

I get it mama. I actually thought the same thing when my patients started telling me to create this course. But let me explain. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I specialize in helping mamas with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. Typically (but not always), problems with peeing, pooping, and sex happen after delivering children. […]

So You’re Scared of Tearing during Birth?

Mama, I get it. I was scared too. Despite all of my knowledge as a pelvic floor physio, I still had concerns. But here’s the thing. Fear does not have to be part of your birth story. I have learned that preparing for birth takes more than just packing a hospital bag and going to […]

What to expect at a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation

If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, relentless hip issues, bowel or bladder dysfunction or coccyx pain, a pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation could be your next step towards finding a solution. These evaluations help not only assess the pelvic floor, but they also look at whole posture and movement as well. A pelvic floor physical therapy […]

Are you practicing safe Pilates?

This past weekend I attended a two-day course in San Diego learning how to incorporate Pilates into my pelvic floor physical therapy practice. It was amazing to be surrounded by 30 other female PT’s who are just as excited about pelvic floor PT as I am! (#nerds). The course instructor was a Certified Pilates Instructor […]