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Diastasis Rectus Abdominus:

Bridging the Gap

 

Rumors about Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, or DRA, may be scary or confusing during your pregnancy or postpartum. DRA is a separation of your abdominal wall which may occur due to changes in pressure and tension during pregnancy, but there is a lot of false information out there, including the do’s and don’ts on how to avoid it and what to do if you have it.

Learn how to prevent DRA, how to check for the separation, and what to do if you are experiencing abdominal doming.

Presented by: Melissa Richter SPT, Vitality Women's Physical Therapy & Wellness

Virtual Webinar: Thursday, February 4th at 8pm CST

Free recording available!

What to Expect Postpartum

When You Are Expecting

 

There is a lot of information out there for soon-to-be moms on what to expect when expecting but most of us have no idea what really happens after the baby arrives. This webinar will highlight what women might expect during their physical recovery after pregnancy and delivery. Education regarding pelvic floor care in the first 6 weeks postpartum, including healing, exercise and return to intercourse will be provided. Rachel will introduce you to an important member all new moms should consider adding to their postnatal team, a pelvic physical therapist. She'll explain how they can assist in recovery as well as what the first PT visit may look like. But before the webinar is over, she'll also share some advice on how reduce back pain when lifting your baby or when feeding your baby.

Presented by: Rachel Phillipp, Vitality Women's Physical Therapy & Wellness intern, OTD student

Virtual Webinar: Tuesday, September 15th at 8pm

Free recording available!

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Let's Talk About Sex,
(after) Baby

Returning to sexual activity after delivering a baby is not just as easy as receiving the "all clear" from your medical provider. There are so many things that factor into readiness to return to intimacy with your partner, both physically and psychologically.

This webinar will discuss common body changes after having a baby and the physical impact of a vaginal or cesarean birth as well as the impact of hormonal changes on vaginal dryness and libido. Our pelvic health physical therapist will also explain the role of pelvic floor muscles in sexual function. You'll learn strategies to revive your sexual health after baby and hopefully the only barrier to returning to sex after baby is a good night's sleep.

Presented by: Ariana Jones, PT, DPT

Virtual Webinar: Tuesday, August 25th at 7:30pm

Free recording available!