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.
Incontinence, chronic back pain, and organ prolapse are common challenges for women but not something you need to live with or accept as normal.
With the holiday season and all the festivities, feelings of comfort and joy may not be the first thing that comes to mind for many women.
This post is about my decision to have surgery for my prolapse, a rectocele, that I have lived with for over 8 years now.
Dyspareunia and vaginismus are the two most common reasons for painful sex in women. There are methods to restore pleasurable intimacy.
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!
Urinary incontinence in women is very common and kegel exercises are often the initial prescription but…
Birth is a very physically and emotionally demanding event and just like we would train for a marathon, we need to train for birth!
Women are natural nurturers and we often forget the most important person to take care of during our pregnancy. Ourselves!!
Menstrual pain happens when the muscles in the uterus contract, causing cramping. The pelvic floor and back can also feel achey.
Exercises performed with a pelvic floor physical therapist strengthen and retrain the pelvic floor and can also lessen the symptoms of a rectocele.
Pelvic floor exercise like Kegels is helpful for prolapse but other types of exercise are too. Don't let prolapse stop you from moving!
There are many exercises recommended to strengthen the core but did you know that proper breathing is top of the list?
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.