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Below Your Belt: Pelvic Castle Walls, Barriers, and Cushions

October 20, 2014 | by Missy

        Last week we talked about what a pelvis is and what a pelvis does. You may remember that your pelvis sits between your belly button and the top of your legs, and it is made up of protective parts, digestive parts, elimination parts, reproductive parts, and other very special personal parts, […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Me, and a Baby-to-Be

October 17, 2014 | by Kelley

It started with plumbing.  And no, I’m not using a cute term for my genitourinary anatomy.  I mean actual plumbing.  When I was pregnant with my second child, I became obsessed with the idea that our house had leaking pipes everywhere.  I was absolutely convinced that I would wake up one morning and find our home […]

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New Treatment Option for Stress Incontinence

October 13, 2014 | by Kelley

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem among women, particularly among those who have had multiple vaginal births.  Many treatment options are available for SUI.  However, if you have SUI, you may have already chosen the option that so many women choose: to live with it.  Why do so many women put up with a daily, frustrating medical problem when […]

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What’s a Pelvic Health Therapist?

October 6, 2014 | by Sarah Haag

Happy Physical Therapy Month!!! I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of the Physical Therapy profession for the last 12 years. For the last 10 years, I’ve had the honor to specialize in Pelvic Health. Saying that I specialize in Pelvic Health usually elicits a variety of amusing responses. ‘Oh, you’re one of those […]

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Below Your Belt – A Tisket a Tasket, Your Pelvis is a Basket!

October 7, 2014 | by Jeni I

What exactly is your pelvis? Is it where your belly button is? Is it near your bum? Or is it just where your private parts are? Actually, it’s all of it. Your pelvis is a wonderful and mysterious place! Most of your pelvic parts are inside of you. Some of them are outside of you, […]

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Benefits of Probiotics During Pregnancy

September 25, 2014 | by Molly

For the past 5 years, I’ve become a pretty big advocate of probiotics to help prevent (and treat) yeast infections as well as maintaining healthy digestion.  However, due to the high cost of quality probiotics, I didn’t take a daily probiotic supplement (besides eating  cup of greek yogurt daily) unless I was feeling really “off.”  […]

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“Sex Education” Without SEX Education Is Not Sex Education

September 16, 2014 | by Kelley

The first, frenzied weeks of school are over.  Children across the United States have mastered their back-to-school routines and are (hopefully) comfortable with their new teachers and classes.  The question is, are you comfortable with our children’s classes?  More to the point, are you satisfied with the sex education our kids receive? Last summer, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed […]

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Menstrupedia: A Game-Changer in India

September 12, 2014 | by Elizabeth Fisher

          Imagine growing up thinking that every time you menstruated you were impure, dirty, sick or cursed. The stigma and resulting shame would be instilled in you every month for decades. According to the Deccan Chronicle, the largest circulating English newspaper in India, menstruation is still a taboo topic in the […]

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