I’m often working with moms...helping them overcome physical breakdowns that I believe often relate back to lacking resources for postpartum recovery.
A friend recently sent me a photo of this magazine advertisement for Poise bladder leak pad, intrigued by the fact that there’s a national ad campaign targeted at young moms with incontinence. I love that Poise is bringing a common, and often taboo, problem out into the open AND providing innovative, new solutions to help women avoid embarrassing moments of bladder leakage. However, I also see this as yet another example of our healthcare system failing to meet the true needs of women’s health.
We know that millions of people worldwide are afflicted with urinary incontinence and that it’s twice as prevalent among women than men. https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/urinary-incontinence While actual statistics vary greatly across studies due to methodological and cultural differences, it is estimated that 1 in 4 adult women in the U.S. experience some form of urinary incontinence. The changes that occur throughout pregnancy and delivery impact the...
If there's a breakdown in muscular stability and support in your body...as is often the case with diastasis recti, incontinence, and many recurring aches and pains (sciatica, neck & shoulder pain, etc.)...the way you breathe might be contributing to the breakdown and preventing forward progress. Check out what happens to the abdomen when you belly breathe vs. Decompression Breathe, as taught in Foundation Training.