Leaking pee when you sneeze, cough, jump, or run...
Leaking pee when you sneeze, cough, jump, or run?
It's common, but doesn't have to be your norm.
I've experienced this, what's called stress incontinence, for years - long before I gave birth.
(It's also common to think that only people who have given birth experience leak pee - not true!)
I laughed it off as "a thing that happens to women in my family".
(Turns out that is also not true!)
After I gave birth, I learned a lot more about the pelvic floor.
Pelvic floor information seems to be reserved for pregnant + postpartum folks, but understanding pelvic floor function is helpful for EVERYONE.
If you're experiencing:
any form of incontinence (like stress incontinence explained above, bowel incontinence, OR urge incontinence - an urgent feeling of needing to pee all of a sudden and not being able to make it to the toilet),
hip or back pain
diastasis recti (the separation of the center line of your abdominal muscles - also not only for pregnant people - can be present in non-pregnant and male folks as well)
...then pelvic floor rehabilitation via movement therapy can help relieve these symptoms!
Throughout the last year I've done a deep dive on pelvic floor function.
I've studied with some of the best pros in this field:
Kegels That Work with Lindsey Vestal (leading Occupational Therapist in Pelvic Health)
Pelvic Fascia Training with Eric Franklin (creator of The Franklin Method and author of many books)
Restore Your Core® Training with Lauren Ohayon (leading movement teacher for pelvic floor and core rehab) - thanks to my Brooklyn class for the intro! ;)
Now I'd love to help you.
Start with this free guide:
12 Common Myths About the Pelvic Floor (...and what to know instead).
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With love, pelvic health, and body kindness,