Postpartum Care, Battling Burnout & Barriers to Care: A Roundtable Discussion

The second HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2022 discusses how mothers can best navigate the postpartum period, who should be a part of that postpartum care support team, how parents from different socioeconomic backgrounds can access the care they need, different approaches to finding balance in life (particularly as a parent), and how to approach difficult parenting decisions when overwhelmed by information from outside sources.

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2021 Winter Roundtable: Exposing the Harmful Expectations of Motherhood with a Dose of Reality w/ HER Expert Panelists

In our final Roundtable of 2021, the panelists are exposing the harmful expectations of motherhood and confronting the unrealistic and unachievable ideals. Our goal through this discussion is to help moms recognize and manage the expectations. The experts strive to help moms to establish in advance what is realistic so disappointment is minimized and moms can feel more secure in their abilities.

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Basic Postpartum Recovery

Many new moms are eager to jump back into an exercise program as soon as they get the all clear from at their 6-week postpartum visit. Dr. Holly Durney has a number of exercises she suggests moms incorporate into their rehabilitation before jumping back into an exercise program.

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What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a term used to describe a variety of disorders including pelvic pain and various types of incontinence or constipation. Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction can result from both traumatic deliveries and from those free of complications. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an excellent resource for any postpartum mother, with or without dysfunction, to regain muscle strength and resume exercise without risk of injury.

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The Physical Side of Postpartum Recovery

Every postpartum woman should understand how to engage the muscles, how the pelvic floor can work properly with a proper neutral spine, and some of the posture changes that often occur during pregnancy and the impact that has on the body.

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