Rethink Your Postpartum Body

A Patient’s Advice to Her Physical Therapist

Physical therapy is a mother’s friend. I believe ALL new moms should be offered physical therapy. Unfortunately, that’s a pipe dream in the United States. However, if you suffer from diastasis recti or pelvic floor dysfunction, ask your doctor for a referral. That said, physical therapy isn’t a panacea, and physical therapists don’t always agree … Continue reading A Patient’s Advice to Her Physical Therapist

Did That Make You Pee Too?

We looked at each other and said ‘Did that make you pee too?’ Those burpees were intense! We ran to keep up with the boot camp dude. After class, we asked each other under our breath, ‘Are we supposed to wear a pad next time?’ I smiled at this tale’s teller and laughed. “I’m guessing … Continue reading Did That Make You Pee Too?

The Pushback Against “You Can’t Go Forward Trying to Get Your Body Back.”

I mulled over the Motherfigure blog for a few years. I hesitated because my kids are young and my free time is never really “free” (It still isn’t. I’m just ignoring more laundry these days). When my youngest was 3 months old, I also moved to a tiny island in the middle of nowhere, which … Continue reading The Pushback Against “You Can’t Go Forward Trying to Get Your Body Back.”