Lady Parts on Alert: The Importance of Your Pelvic Floor
The female pelvic floor is central to several physical functions for women, such as bladder control, sexual pleasure, and bowel movements.
As a group of muscles and tissues, our pelvic floor forms a ‘hammock’ in our pelvis that supports the vagina, bowel, bladder and uterus.
Like any muscle, the pelvic floor can be injured and weakened. Excessive sitting, lack of pelvic floor exercises and childbirth are all common causes of a weakened or injured pelvic floor. This weakness or injury is very distinct and common.
In fact, 50% of women over 80 and 40% of women aged 40-69 have issues with their pelvic floor.
Overall, one quarter of women in the U.S alone are dealing with or have experienced pelvic floor dysfunctions such as:
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary Incontinence
- Fecal Incontinence
- Pain during sex and the inability to achieve orgasm>
- Pelvic pain and pressure
Medical treatments to address these pelvic floor issues commonly include surgery (sometimes unnecessary), vaginal injections, and the use of opioid painkillers.
Not only can these treatments be extremely invasive, traumatizing, and painful, the FDA recently declared  that transvaginal mesh surgeries are unsafe as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse…
Leaving plenty of room to question if there is a better way to address pelvic floor issues.
While medical intervention inarguably has its place with female pelvic health, as you may have noticed, these types of treatments are all in the hands of medical professionals. This can, understandably, leave many women feeling unempowered over their own physical health.
Fortunately, there are other options that you can proactively take in order to strengthen your pelvic floor!
Pelvic floor therapy is a type of physical therapy that aims to strengthen, relax, stabilize and tone pelvic floor muscles.
A strengthened pelvic floor can greatly reduce or eliminate issues with pelvic floor weakness such as urinary and fecal incontinence, and…
Can even improve a woman’s sexual pleasure!
Exercises such as yoga, certain abdominal exercises and a multitude of kegel exercises (did you know that there are over 13 kinds of kegels?) are all beneficial practices for women with or without pelvic floor issues.
On top of these physical exercises, pelvic floor therapy targets women’s mental health and goes beyond the stigma of talking about such ‘unlady-like’ matters.
Instead, women can openly discuss issues they face and find support from experts in the field of pelvic health as well as from fellow women who are likely experiencing the same thing.
With that said, Before you consider having surgery or injections — we encourage you to check out this free resource and tell your friends to do the same… Because every woman should have access to this life-changing information.
In this new Pelvic Floor First-aid Toolkit + Masterclass, you’ll discover natural remedies, exercises and tips to heal common problems like dryness, burning, intimacy pain & leaking. (Starts TODAY!)
With the help and guidance of our friend Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, a New York City-based holistic women’s pelvic floor specialist and author of 5 books on pelvic health…
You can overcome any “lady-part” issues you may have or want to avoid!