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September 16, 2009


Pat Strott-Wheatley

I love the blog! Thank you so much for describing our visits together SO well!
Pat Strott-Wheatley


I love this blog entry!! I have talked about it in my pre and postnatal yoga classes. We always do kegels and I explain why they are important. I have even made a poster size pic of the pelvic floor muscles for the more visual learners. However, I think many of the first time moms don't think they have anything to worry about. So then I ask the second time moms in class about the state of their pelvic floor. Many do shyly admit there is a bit of a leakage problem.

Thanks for being brave enough to talk about this and share your bladder journal story with us. Glad to hear that the PT has helped!


So glad to see this post here! Pelvic floor problems are NEVER mentioned in the birthing community. I was SHOCKED and totally freaked out to end up with a prolapsed bladder, rectum, and uterus after my third delivery. I have been to PT (lots of PT!) and I now wear a pessary, and will be looking at surgery down the road, when my kids are older. I am not overweight and have always exercised and am generally quite healthy. And the problem isn't just urine leakage, it's a bulging sensation and the back pain and general pelvic fatigue. It's horrible! And doctors have told me I'm perfectly normal for a woman who's had three vaginal births. Say what???? I'm 35 and I feel like I have the vagina of a senior citizen!

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