Kegels: Who, What, Why and Where

Six week’s after bringing baby home you are at your postpartum check up. You are told by your doctor, everything looks great! If its “great” than why don’t I feel that way? Did you feel different now that before you had a baby? Has your body changed and your confused how to progress? Are you having aches and pains you didn’t have before delivery? While you probably already know that your body goes through immense changes during and after pregnancy, it can be hard to understand exactly why moving your body feels different now that the baby’s here. It’s not uncommon for new moms to have problems following labor and delivery. It may feel different when you try to urinate; you may have difficulty with bowel movements; changes may occur in sexual behavior, and you may find it difficult to return to exercise. Pelvic floor symptoms that new moms complain of are sometimes dismissed by the medical community. Women are often told that their symptoms are “normal”, and will resolve over time. Luckily womens health care is changing.

But, while these symptoms are certainly common, they’re far from “normal”.

Want to learn how to strengthen your core with every step and breath you take? Are you leaking urine or having painful intercourse? Are you concerned about returning to exercise in your new body?

Join physical therapist, Aurora Fry at OutsideIN Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m. for information, discussion and answers to your questions!

This womens health presentation will include

– A brief anatomy lesson covering the core and pelvic floor
– A review of common issues that arise in the core and/or pelvic floor during and after pregnancy, like diastasis recti, incontinence, postural changes
– A discussion of lifestyle adjustments, like posture and breathing, that support your healing core and pelvic floor
– Exercises and movements that can be incorporated in your workout routine to facilitate your body’s natural healing processes
– An overview of exercises and movements to avoid that don’t support the health of your core and pelvic floor