Importance of Having a Fit Pregnancy birth prep labor exercises pregnancy exercises pregnancy fitness prenatal education prenatal fitness prepare to push May 23, 2021

In my experience working with expectant mothers, pregnant women are looking for information and want to find out how they can stay in healthy shape during their pregnancy. They want to know what kind of exercises are best to do and to avoid. They want to stay healthy and strong but...

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Tailbone Pain Exercises & Coccyx Injury Exercises are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? coccyx injury exercises coccyx pain pelvic floor muscles pelvic floor release exercises tailbone pain May 19, 2021

What can I do about Tailbone Pain?

The tailbone or coccyx is a non-functional tail in the human body. It is located at the bottom of the spine, and is one of the attachment points for the pelvic floor muscles. Tension in the pelvic floor, childbirth, falls on the tailbone, and even sitting...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 7 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery Check In With My Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist pelvic organ prolapse prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Feb 01, 2021
MY LIFT WAS BETTER!!
 
I saw my pelvic floor physio today and was so happy with what she said!
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Before my rectocele surgery I struggled with the lift part of a Kegel and my goal for first appointment after surgery was for my physio to tell me that my lift improved...and it did!!
I...
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Post-Op Recovery Week 6 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele repair rectocele surgery Jan 25, 2021
It has been 6 full weeks since my rectocele surgery and I feel really good!
 
Late in my 5th week and for most of the 6th week I was wearing a pelvic floor support garment by Braceability that helped a lot when I was out for my walks and when I was standing for longer periods.
 
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Post-Op Recovery Week 5 - Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair Jan 18, 2021

As I write this I am at the tail end of week 5 post-op.  Tomorrow will be the 6 week mark but technically 6 weeks will end on Monday the 25th.

My prolapse symptoms are gone but I am struggling with how weak I feel.  I recently reviewed my DUTCH test results and it showed that my...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 4 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? core confidence program pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Jan 06, 2021

Week 4 was definitely easier than week 3.  I was less stressed and stopped over-analyzing every little sensation.  My good friend and pelvic floor physio Julia reminded me that sensations are good - they are a sign that the body is adapting and healing.

Exercise
I continue to be very...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 3 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery post-op recovery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Dec 29, 2020

This week has been the hardest.  This week I have been obsessing about every little sensation and wondering if everything is ok?

Did I break it?

What was that?

Is it my bladder?

Have I done the right thing?

That is balanced out by me showing gratitude to my body and feeling like everything...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 2 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery core confidence rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Dec 29, 2020

All in all recovery from prolapse surgery has been easier than I had anticipated.  Sensations vary from day which means my emotions and anxiety does too!  Here is a recap of my second week post-op.

Pain and Discomfort
I was off pain meds at the start of my second week and I no...

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Post-Op Recovery The first few days - Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair pelvic floor rehab pelvic surgery post-op recovery prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Dec 15, 2020

A week ago I had prolapse surgery to repair my rectocele.  You can ready about my decision to have surgery here .

Here is an account of my first 7 days post-op.

Day of Surgery
I had my surgery at about 1pm on Monday Dec 7th and was home by 4:30pm.  I was sent home with a...

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Riding The Rollercoaster of Emotions – The Days Before Prolapse Surgery anxiety emotional roller coaster isolation menstruation pandemic pelvic organ prolapse period prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery uterus Dec 06, 2020

I made the decision to have prolapse surgery in late October.  I announced it early November with a bit of apprehension…. But I felt so much love and support from my community.

I let the shame of deciding to have surgery go while at the same time witnessing that others feel that same...

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