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Resources for soon-to-be, new, and seasoned moms

There’s tons of resources about baby, this one is all about you, your body, and your needs from pregnancy all the way through postpartum and beyond. Browse by topic.
Everything you Need to Know about C-Sections and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Having a c-section won’t save you from future pelvic floor discomfort. Dr. Marcy has all the info you need on c-sections and postpartum pelvic floor healing!

November 18, 2022
Diastasis Recti
3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core After Having a Baby

It’s the spookiest time of the year! But that doesn’t mean you should be scared of leaking pee! I’ll give you 3 workouts that will expel unwanted incontinence.

November 4, 2022
Postpartum Recovery
10 Postpartum Essentials I Didn’t Know I Needed (#3 was a game changer!)

Top 10 Postpartum recovery essentials (from a Pelvic Floor PT) for a smoother, comfier, faster recovery from childbirth.

October 21, 2022
If You Feel the Urge To Pee Right After Going, ‘Double Voiding’ Could Be Your Saving Grace

If you feel the urge to pee right after going, ‘double voiding’ could be your saving grace.

October 14, 2022
Postpartum Recovery
Let’s Get Real About Therapy

Learn how therapy can benefit you most from Alyson Hempsey, a psychotherapist, coach, wife, and mama with some great thoughts on how to “thrive in mamahood."

October 7, 2022
Birth Prep
True Confessions of a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

After 12 years of hearing the same thing from uninformed mamas, I want to give you the tools to confidently step into your next birth.

September 30, 2022
Birth Prep
What is an Episiotomy?

A look into how episiotomies came to be and why they are becoming less and less frequent…

September 23, 2022
Postpartum Recovery
Why Kegels Don’t Work

Kegels are not the cure-all. Let me, a professional pelvic floor physical therapist explain why and how we can really strengthen those “down there” muscles.

September 16, 2022
Stop Leaking and Start Living

Leaking urine after having a baby is common but that doesn’t mean it's normal. Read this article to learn how to stop leaking and start living.

September 9, 2022
Postpartum Recovery
What’s a Realistic Postpartum Recovery Timeline?

Everyone’s postpartum recovery timeline is different, here are a couple of things you can do to speed yours up.

September 2, 2022
Postpartum Recovery
14 Tips on How to Survive Your First 2 Weeks Postpartum

There’s plenty of info on taking care of a baby, these tips are all for YOU. Here are 14 tips to help you start recovering during your first 2 weeks postpartum.

August 26, 2022
Postpartum Recovery
Baby Wearing: 5 Tips to Prevent Baby Carrier Back Pain

Baby-wearing can be a lifesaver, but too much of anything can cause strain on your muscles. Learn how to enjoy that bonding time without wearing down your body.

August 19, 2022
C-Section Tips for Dads and Partners

What to expect and how to best prepare for and help your partner before, during, and after their c-section.

August 12, 2022
Postpartum Recovery
6 Myths About Your Postpartum Recovery, According to a Physical Therapist

I’m a physical therapist specializing in women’s health and postpartum recovery. My work starts with setting the facts straight about the fourth trimester.

July 22, 2022
Birth Prep
Are Virtual Wellness Appointments With Your Physical Therapist Valuable?

There are so many obstacles to seeing a Pelvic Floor PT in person, here’s why virtual appointments can be a great alternative.

November 24, 2021
Birth Prep
Prepare Your Own “VagBag” Along With Your Hospital Bag

Mamas usually spend a ton of time thinking about and packing baby essentials in their hospital bag. Here is a comprehensive list of what to bring for mom!

September 22, 2021
Pregnancy Pain & Discomfort
Vulvodynia & Vulvar Pain: When To Seek Help

If you are experiencing pain “down there,” this is not uncommon, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Let’s talk about what vulvodynia is, what cause

January 17, 2020
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What You Need To Know

Many people really don’t know what pelvic floor physical therapists do and how we can help make your life better, so let’s talk about it!

October 10, 2019
The Leaking Urine Diary: Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Urinary incontinence isn’t something you just have to live with, there are ways to strengthen those pelvic floor muscles and help you hold in that urine.

October 4, 2019
Sex & Intimacy
Painful Sex? Let’s Talk About Those Pelvic Floor Muscles

For many women, sex after baby is painful. Let’s talk about why and what you can do about it. If painful sex is keeping you from fully enjoying your life, there

September 17, 2019
Postpartum Recovery
The Episiotomy: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

While there’s no way to eliminate the need for an episiotomy, there are a few ways to improve your odds for bypassing this procedure.

July 31, 2019
Pregnancy Pain & Discomfort
A Simple Message About Pelvic Pain & Postpartum Care

My goal for The Happy Mom Conference was to help attendees understand that pelvic floor health is an essential part of caring for your body.

June 19, 2019
Postpartum Recovery
Postpartum Recovery: 6 Post-Hospital Essentials

Creating what I refer to as a “vag bag,” can make life a whole lot easier. Here’s a quick list of items you’ll need to have on hand.

June 6, 2019
Urinary Incontinence: Are Kegels The Magic Cure?

Kegels are not the answer to everything, and although they are appropriate for some people, they are not suitable for every situation.

April 29, 2019