Valeria used to dread coming to work. It was a field she loved with a passion, yet the company culture was extremely competitive. It was a desired workplace in a small industry, and it felt like everyone was trying to get promoted to very few available spots. She was in the earlier stages of a new career, having dared to get a degree in her 40s after decades in entry-level positions, and she was walking around in shame. Not just about how late she felt she was to the game, but about her pelvic dysfunction and the leaking that came with it. …Read More…
Rachel always thought that love was pretty clear. You meet a great guy, you get married, you spend the rest of your life happy. She thought it was a given, something that just happens to everyone in one way or another. Some succeed more than others, some get to be happier in love than others, but it is what it is and you have to make the most of what you get. Yet as her pelvic dysfunction grew worse, she found it increasingly challenging to ignore……Read More…
We live in a culture that minimizes how physically difficult it is to give birth. Our culture tends to glorify movies stars that get their postpartum bodies back before they leave the hospital. We can change that perception with good old-fashioned education. The six-week postpartum checkup sets the tone for the new mom’s recovery and what is said, done and recommended will change the course of a woman’s life forever. I believe that we can improve maternal outcomes, reduce pain and make a difference in postpartum recovery if we learn a little bit more about what the “new mother” is experiencing physically by asking the right questions — and not just tell them this is the normal recovery.
When one embarks on a healing journey there will be moments on the mountain tops and there will be moments in the valleys of deep despair. I know, I have been in both places during my own journey and what I have figured out is this; how you deal with these moments of ups and downs determines whether you find yourself healed or not.
Chronic Pelvic Pain is no new kid on the block. With that said, chances are most of you have probably never heard of it. A silent epidemic, this condition affects approximately 30 million women at any given time, and that’s in North America alone. That means that 1 out of 3 women will experience CPP at some point in their lives. If that number sounds like a lot, that’s because it is.
Modern living presents us with an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to every aspect of our lives. Healthcare is no exception. With research studies and treatment guidelines being created on a daily basis, they can often leave us feeling confused about which option is best for us when we are faced with an ailment. It is of the utmost importance that we question and research our options when considering the practitioners and treatments that are most fitting for our needs and lifestyles.