Does pelvic floor muscle "strength" even matter at all?

Does Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength Matter… AT ALL?

 

We have been hearing for years and years and years that you NEED a strong pelvic floor.

 

“Do your kegels so you don’t leak pee”

 

“do your kegels so your vagina doesn’t fall out”

 

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Lifting Weights and Prolapse

Lifting Weights and Prolapse


The pelvic organ prolapse “world” is rich with fear- and LOW on scientific research.
With 10% of all women having some sort of pelvic organ prolapse surgery in their
lifetime this is not a “niche” issue. It’s a BIG TIME global public health...

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Should I strengthen or stretch my pelvic floor?

 

 


                                            Should I strengthen or should I lengthen my pelvic floor?


Great question: 

The pendulum in the pelvic floor world has...

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Why a Mentorship Group?

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"Calm, Confident and In Control"


Was an affirmation I learned from the "Gentle Birth App" when I was pregnant with my second child preparing for their birth. 

What I found through using various affirmations, was that I started using this particular affirmation in so many...

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Why is My Cup Falling Out All The Time?

Ok, as we continue our period week I want to talk about another very common problem in the post partum. 

Cups no longer staying in. 

As always, I find the best advice and isight comes from personal experience, so here we are!

After my first son, I had the opposite problem, My cup would...

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Vulvar Varicosities Part 1

Based on recent comments on my most recent series on vulvar swelling/varicosities on social media, many had NEVER heard of vulvar varicosities UNTIL they were dealing with them themselves.

Even if they HAD dealt with them, they were never given an actual diagnosis, or strategies to help them...

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Where the F is my Menstrual Cup?

This week on my Instagram account I am talking all about period products! re-usable Menstrual cups and Discs are quickly becoming one of the more popular options for managing periods. Not only are they environmentally friendly, they seriously help you save SO MUCH money over the long...

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Perineal Massage... But Better

 

Hi All! 

 

I know it's been a while since I wrote a blog post! Sorry about that! 

Moving across the country with two kiddos, and a dog was a bigger undertaking than I imagined. 

This being said, we are now settled in MN and Hayley Kava PT is back in action. I have started...

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Who Knew how Popular a Fart Joke Would Be?

Ah.. It's been a little while since I have been able to give this little blog some love. 

My 8 month old had been a unicorn, sleeping through the night around 5-6 weeks old. It gave be so much energy! I felt like I could do anything! This sweet baby's early sleeping days meant that I was...

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Hemorrhoids...The only "push present" I got for my second baby

Hemorrhoids… a lovely symptom common in pregnancy and post partum but can pop up other times also!

 

 A hemorrhoid is essentially a varicose vein in the lower rectum. They can be internal or external- meaning you may be able to see them on the outside or you may just...

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