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Below Your Belt – Pelvic Parts of the Reproductive Kind

November 20, 2014 | by Missy

Our very special reproductive parts are what make us girls and give us a unique and powerful gift: the ability to carry a new life into the world! The system in your pelvic region in charge of all that, is officially known as reproduction.  It works one way when women and girls have their periods, […]

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POP Goes the Pelvis

November 13, 2014 | by Missy

Have you ever felt like things are falling out of you and thought of the word “prolapse” at the same time? Merriam-Webster’s medical definition of prolapse is the falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position. Sad but true AND usually fixable! Women’s Health Foundation has teamed up with the American […]

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Eat Your Veggies

November 14, 2014 | by Lise

I’ve actually stopped saying “Eat your veggies”  because most of the time my refrigerator looks like the meat department at the grocery store – my husband still believes that Atkins is the Holy Grail. The bakery aisle lives on a different shelf because my teenage daughter lives on bread, peanut butter, and various forms of […]

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Below Your Belt – Out with the Old – Poop and Pee!

November 12, 2014 | by Jeni I

We proclaim, “Out with the Old!!” Your fantastic pelvic region clears out your old stuff and makes room for the new stuff, the process known as elimination. Also known as PEEING and POOPING! As pelvic region queens ourselves, we talk about these two lovely activities a lot. We even have two more chapters in our […]

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Bladder Yourself

November 10, 2014 | by Karla

It’s National Bladder Awareness this November, and while the word bladder is used just as frequently as the term Pelvic Floor Muscles in this hizouse, it’s always a good idea to do a little recap of how to keep our bladders happy. The function of the bladder is quite simple, retain and release. Urine is […]

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A Message from WHF Founder, Missy Lavender

November 3, 2014 | by Missy

Since 2010, we have offered our pelvic health education to adolescent girls in a variety of ways: the development of a school-based curriculum, countless workshops, and a research study in 3 urban schools.  The culmination of all our work is captured in a new book for girls and their caregivers as well as their teachers […]

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Changing the World of ABL…One Pelvic Floor At a Time

October 31, 2014 | by Missy

I went to LA  this month to speak at a women’s group about pelvic health and got, for the first time, a standing ovation with my co-presenter, Dr. Lauren Streicher.  As wonderful as it was to feel the love from this warm, receptive crowd, it was the 23-year-old young woman who approached me afterward who […]

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Below Your Belt: Digestion – Let’s Break it Down!

October 30, 2014 | by Jeni I

Digestion is: the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action into substances that can be used by the body. Blah. Blah. Blah! Your body digests the food you eat from your first bite of breakfast, all day, and long into the night. Basically, once food or drink hits your mouth you chew […]

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