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Reducing perineal trauma during labor and delivery

In Female Pelvic Pain, Low-Tone Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Stephanie Prendergast2 Comments

  By Stephanie Prendergast   Who doesn’t love a crowning baby cake? If our image didn’t catch your eye the title of this post probably did if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. Last week we presented a pelvic health quiz about the role of the pelvic floor muscles play in childbirth. This week we share the answers …

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Gwyneth’s Goop and the Pelvic Floor: What They Missed

In Female Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome, Female Pelvic Pain, Stress Urinary Incontinence by Stephanie Prendergast4 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow’s popular newsletter featured an article on pelvic floor muscles, which prompted numerous emails and tweets in my direction. Apparently this is a topic that makes my friends and colleagues think of me. While pondering why everyone, except for me,  seems to be reading Goop,  I took a look. I am glad to see …

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Coffee with Lorimer

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast3 Comments

This week guest blogger and esteemed LA colleague, Julie Weibe, PT talks about her conversation the brilliant Lorimer Moseley, Ph.D., B.App.Sc. Her posts sums up one of the reasons Steph and Liz asked Dr. Moseley to write the forward for their book, Pelvic Pain Explained. Here’s what Julie has to say: November 17th 2014 Well, we didn’t actually have coffee. …

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Our FAVE Pelvic Health Resources, Products!

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast8 Comments

By Gabriella Chavarin Our FAVE Pelvic Health Resources, Products! It’s that time of year when we all make “New Year’s resolutions.” If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably resolved to sleep longer, be more active, and eat healthier. But what about your pelvic health? One of the questions I’m asked most often at PHRC is: “Do you have any recommendations …

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Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About

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A controversial new Kegel product; the benefits of “going commando”; a review of male pelvic pain; and controversy surrounding epidurals: these are among the blog posts that some of our favorite pelvic health bloggers have posted in the past few months. In this blog we offer a roundup of these and other noteworthy posts for your reading pleasure. KGoal: What’s …

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Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About

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A challenge to Depend Incontinence Products; the truth about the effectiveness of AZO Yeast as a therapy for yeast infections; orgasm facts; and spring fashion choices for IC patients: these are among the blog posts that some of our favorite pelvic health bloggers have posted in the past few months. In this blog we offer a roundup of these and …

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Pelvic Health Blog Roundup: CrossFit Controversy and More!

In Female Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health, Stress Urinary Incontinence by Stephanie Prendergast4 Comments

Our favorite health bloggers have been busy in the past couple of months! For one thing, they swooped in and completely set the facts straight after a viral video endorsed the infuriating message that it was “okay to pee during workouts”. (See how the controversy unfolded below.) On top of all of that, our blog buddies offered up a slew …

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Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About

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One of the things I love best about blogging is the opportunity it’s given me to meet and interact with other bloggers in the pelvic health universe. And to be sure, there are some real stars out there! Just in case you haven’t spotted them yet, in today’s post, we’ve corralled all of the most recent, must-read posts from our …

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Beating the Odds: How one woman overcame a traumatic birth and had a successful second birth

In Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Malinda Wright2 Comments

  By Malinda Wright   Childbirth is no picnic: 85% of women who deliver vaginally experience perineal trauma and a third of those women in the USA and UK require stitches.2 The thought of having another baby after having gone through a traumatic birth can be daunting, to say the least. Returning to sex can also seem like a feat, …

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Here’s what’s Wrong with the ‘kGoal’

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By Stephanie Prendergast There’s a new Kegel aid poised to hit the market called the “kGoal,” and enthusiasts are touting it as “the new FitBit for the vagina”. But, while kGoal has been generating a ton of press, there are problems with the device and how its being marketed. Before I go any further with the issues I have with this …