Proactive Pelvic Health

Protecting the Perineum

What is the Perineum? The perineum refers to the area extending between the anus and the vaginal opening or the anus and the scrotum.  During the birthing process, trauma can occur in the perineal area through episiotomies and spontaneous lacerations. There are 4 classifications of perineal tears. ...

How to Have a Prepared Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be such an exciting time, whether you are a first-time parent, or growing your family. There are also many new experiences and emotions which may come up during this chapter of your life. A lot of first-time parents have trouble navigating the influx...

Strategies for Optimal Urination

There are certain activities we do day-to-day that feel so natural that they don’t require much thought or effort. One of these activities for a lot of people is likely urination - how we urinate is so engrained and automatic that we might not consider...

Pelvic Therapy Wands

Myofascial Pelvic Pain syndrome (MFPPS) is defined by the presence of increased tension and tenderness to palpation of the pelvic floor muscles.  Pain may be localized to the pelvic floor muscle that is being palpated but it may also refer to other areas within the...

What is Vaginismus?

What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus is defined as an involuntary vaginal muscle spasm. Your muscles may feel like they are tightening up or cramping. These sensations are often manifested into a painful experience. The severity and type of symptoms can vary person to person. How common is...

10 Tips for Better Sleep

Who doesn't want to know the top 10 tips for better sleep? We are all familiar with that feeling you get when the alarm goes off and yet again, we did not get enough sleep. Dragging yourself out of bed, relying on coffee and sugar...

Tongue-Tied

If you are a new parent, you have likely heard of the tongue tie phenomena. Social media and mommy forums are all talking about tongue tie because parents whom are struggling to breastfeed are searching for answers. This blog will discuss what being tongue tied...

Plant Therapies in Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition estimated to affect 10% of reproductive women. It involves the growth of endometrial-like tissue outside of the uterine cavity, which leads to symptoms such as dysmenorrhea (painful periods), pelvic pain, and infertility. However, symptoms are not just located in the...

Top 3 Reasons You Have Nipple Pain with Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be a great way to bond with your baby and provide them with nutrition, and antibodies to protect from disease. It can be a little uncomfortable at first to find a position that works for you and for baby. Nipple pain with breastfeeding...



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