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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Preparing For A Rectocele Repair – Prolapse Surgery pelvic organ prolapse prehab prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery surgeon Dec 01, 2020

My decision to have rectocele repair surgery was a BIG one and a lot of though and research and care provider consults contributed to it.  I feel a missing element of prolapse surgery is pre-hab and re-hab guidance.  I hope to help change that with the aim of preventing surgery for some...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Exercises & Treatments | Vagina Coach are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? exercises for incontinence health conditions kegels can help treat kegel exercises kegel mojo kegels exercise pelvic floor physical therapy pelvic floor physiotherapy pelvic organ prolapse vagina coach Nov 30, 2020

Let me just start by saying...my number one treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction is pelvic physical therapy. It is my answer to anyone who asks “What should someone do if they experience pelvic floor discomfort?" or  "What kind of treatments are there for pelvic floor...

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My Decision To Have Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? health conditions kegels can help treat pelvic organ prolapse pelvic surgery prolapse surgery rectocele repair women's pelvic health Nov 17, 2020

This post is about my decision to have surgery for my prolapse, a rectocele, that I have lived with for over 8 years now.  Surgery is something I have been debating for 4 years and I did not come to this decision lightly but I know it is the right choice for me. 

16 years ago I gave...

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Effective Kegel Exercises for Incontinence | The Vagina Coach buff muff exercises for incontinence incontinence kegel exercises kegels pelvic floor pelvic floor exercise pelvic floor exercises stress incontinence exercise stress urinary incontinence urge incontinence Sep 10, 2020

Have you been told to do kegel exercises to help with your incontinence?  Urinary incontinence in women is very common and kegel exercises are often the initial prescription but Kegel exercises are a bit of an elusive exercise that people know they should do but are never sure if they are...

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Can I Do Kegels On My Period? buff muff kegel exercises kegel mojo kegels menopause menstruating menstruation pelvic floor pelvic floor exercises pelvic floor physical therapy pelvic floor physiotherapy perimenopause period vagina coach women's health Mar 02, 2020

A Look at Pelvic Floor Exercise Throughout the Menstrual Cycle

While you may not feel like it, you absolutely can do kegels while on your period.  Your sense of motivation may be lower and your perception of ‘engaging’ the muscles may also be less but that doesn’t mean the...

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Constipation: The Pelvic Floor and Vaginal Villain castor oil constipation gut health pelvic floor poop Jan 20, 2020

Guest Post By: Dr. Marisol Teijeiro

Think back to a time where you’re hanging with your girls and the crowned joker of your crew (no, not the Batman villain) but the one that always has something funny to say, gets you to burst out laughing so hard it sounds like your howling, and then...

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