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The Core Confidence Network is your destination for health and wellness information for vagina owners (with a heavy emphasis on pelvic health because that is the source of our core confidence) through pregnancy, motherhood and menopause.

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Menstrual Health, Kegels, and Your Pelvic Floor

Menstrual Health, Kegels, and Your Pelvic Floor

Women accept the menstrual cycle as a natural part of life, however, many have painful periods due to cramping and conditions like endometriosis.

Oops, I think I sprung a leak!!

Oops, I think I sprung a leak!!

Many women jokingly comment “Oops! I just peed a little.” when something funny makes them laugh, but bladder leakage is no laughing matter!

Questions/Answers on SI (Sacroiliac) Joint Pain

Questions/Answers on SI (Sacroiliac) Joint Pain

SI Joint Pain varies widely depending on the individual person and their underlying cause. The following information may clarify some of your concerns.

How should I exercise during pregnancy?

How should I exercise during pregnancy?

Everyone knows the benefits of exercise. Pregnancy is a time when exercise is key, for a fit pregnancy and for the benefit of baby too!

Understanding Diastasis Recti and Pregnancy

Understanding Diastasis Recti and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen and the connective tissue (the linea alba) to make more room for the baby.

Recipes for a Healthy and Fit Pregnancy

Recipes for a Healthy and Fit Pregnancy

With cravings raging it is sometimes a challenge to eat clean and healthy during pregnancy, so we thought we would share a few ideas.

Having a Fit Vagina (Pelvic Floor) through all stages of pregnancy

Having a Fit Vagina (Pelvic Floor) through all stages of pregnancy

The majority of women have been or will become pregnant at some point in their life. Having a Pelvic Health professional on your health care team is key!

Have you been told to do kegel exercises to help with your incontinence?

Have you been told to do kegel exercises to help with your incontinence?

Urinary incontinence in women is very common and kegel exercises are often the initial prescription but…

There is Hope for Painful Sex caused by Dyspareunia and Vaginismus

There is Hope for Painful Sex caused by Dyspareunia and Vaginismus

Dyspareunia and vaginismus are the two most common reasons for painful sex in women. There are methods to restore pleasurable intimacy.

Giving Birth is Like Running a Marathon, maybe 5 or 6 Marathons!

Giving Birth is Like Running a Marathon, maybe 5 or 6 Marathons!

Birth is a very physically and emotionally demanding event and just like we would train for a marathon, we need to train for birth!

Self Care during Pregnancy - Be your own Advocate and Keep on Moving!

Self Care during Pregnancy - Be your own Advocate and Keep on Moving!

Women are natural nurturers and we often forget the most important person to take care of during our pregnancy. Ourselves!!

Menopause, Pelvic Floor Training, and Kegels

Menopause, Pelvic Floor Training, and Kegels

Menopause has held a particular ominous reputation in society. For women heading into midlife, it is a natural part of the cycle of life.

Why does my pelvic floor hurt during my period/menstrual cycle?

Why does my pelvic floor hurt during my period/menstrual cycle?

Menstrual pain happens when the muscles in the uterus contract, causing cramping. The pelvic floor and back can also feel achey.

Bowel Movements, Constipation & the Pelvic Floor

Bowel Movements, Constipation & the Pelvic Floor

The vagina and pelvic floor have numerous villains that conspire against its ideal function.

What are the best Rectocele (pelvic organ prolapse) exercises?

What are the best Rectocele (pelvic organ prolapse) exercises?

Exercises performed with a pelvic floor physical therapist strengthen and retrain the pelvic floor and can also lessen the symptoms of a rectocele.

Can Pelvic Floor Exercises help Rectocele (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)

Can Pelvic Floor Exercises help Rectocele (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)

Pelvic floor exercise like Kegels is helpful for prolapse but other types of exercise are too. Don't let prolapse stop you from moving!

The Best Core Exercises Women Are Probably Not Doing

The Best Core Exercises Women Are Probably Not Doing

There are many exercises recommended to strengthen the core but did you know that proper breathing is top of the list?

Tailbone Pain Exercises & Coccyx Injury Exercises

Tailbone Pain Exercises & Coccyx Injury Exercises

Learn about tailbone pain, the reasons it happens, and how to exercise to improve the pain.

Do Kegels Actually Work?

Do Kegels Actually Work?

The pelvic floor exercise known as the ‘Kegel’ has become a popular exercise in women’s health, and with good reason.

Can You Do Kegels in a Grocery Store?

Can You Do Kegels in a Grocery Store?

Who knew standing in line at the grocery store could be so much fun! Did you know you can kegel your way to a stronger core while you wait?

Components of the Inner Core and Pelvic Floor Health

Components of the Inner Core and Pelvic Floor Health

Your core is probably the part of the body that undergoes the most change in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Yet, it gets little to no attention.

Best Butt Exercises for Women

Best Butt Exercises for Women

We could all use a little more attention paid to our backside – our glutes – and this article details the best butt exercises for women.

Diastasis Recti - Do's and Don'ts

Diastasis Recti - Do's and Don'ts

Diastasis recti occurs when the connective tissue in the abdominal wall thins and contributes to your rectus muscles (think 6-pack) moving away from the midline

Diastasis Recti and the Pelvic Floor Connection

Diastasis Recti and the Pelvic Floor Connection

As pregnancy progresses, the belly grows and the connective tissue between the rectus abdominis thins and stretches contributing to Diastasis Recti.

Moms - Are you Working your Core Properly?

Moms - Are you Working your Core Properly?

Core exercises are good for you and can help you get back in shape after having a baby — but are you including the foundation of your core in your training?

The Ab System - A Postpartum Recovery Must Have

The Ab System - A Postpartum Recovery Must Have

Like a gentle hug, the Ab System provides targeted support to your postpartum abdominal wall and pelvis while you restore your core from the inside out.

Can Sex Cause Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Can Sex Cause Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

You're growing as your baby is growing. This can lead to increased pressure in the pelvis and muscles surrounding the vulva, that may create discomfort.

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