A pelvic floor that is out of balance can have far reaching consequences both during and after pregnancy. It could be as seemingly harmless as leaking a bit of urine when you cough, laugh or jump, to far more serious issues, including trouble with your baby descending during birth, stretching during the crowning process, and even bladder or uterine prolapse later in life.
I am so honored to have Dr. Libby Trausch, D.P.T. as our featured expert this month at Powerful Mamas! Powerful Mamas is proud to include expert features such as this one as part of our Online Natural Birth Course.
Dr. Trausch is a physical therapist and clinical assistant professor at Des Moines University. She has a passion for helping both women and men regain confidence and wellbeing:
"I love working with women throughout the lifespan, but especially during pregnancy and post-partum (even 30 years post-partum!). There are a special set of circumstances that involve women during these years that does not happen to men, and I believe this group of women is grossly underserved in regaining strength, function and their sense of self. Along with this, I work a lot with pelvic dysfunction in both men and women, treating bowel and bladder issues as well as pain." - Dr. Libby Trausch, D.P.T.
I hope you'll see from our interview with Dr. Trausch that taking care of oneself "down there" is a vital part of our overall physical and emotional wellbeing as women. Powerful Mamas is proud to include expert features such as this as part of Powerful Mamas Online Natural Birth Course. If you're currently pregnant or looking at becoming pregnant, I hope you'll consider joining us in our interactive, online birth community... And of course we'd appreciate you sharing our birth course with all of your pregnant friends and family!!!