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E17: Restore & Strengthen your Pelvic Floor with Dr. Nicole Bringer

November 13, 2022 Leisha Drews, RN, FDN-P, holistic hormone coach, period expert
HAPPILY HORMONAL | hormone balance, pro metabolic, balance hormones naturally, hormonal acne, PMS, PCOS, painful periods
E17: Restore & Strengthen your Pelvic Floor with Dr. Nicole Bringer
Show Notes

In this episode, I have a special guest, Dr. Nicole Bringer, and we’re going deep into the topic of pelvic floor health, symptoms you should be looking out for,, myths and misconceptions around it, what you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor, and so much more. Did you know that leaking urine isn’t the only sign of pelvic floor dysfunction? Low back pain, TMJ, a belly pooch, painful sex, and SO many other things can be linked back to a tight or weak pelvic floor.

Dr. Nicole is a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist who's been working in Physical Therapy for the past 12 years. Her training includes an Associates, Bachelors and finally a Doctorate degree from Grand Valley State University. She's CAPP-Obstetric certified through the American Physical Therapy Association and has specialized training in pelvic floor exams and visceral mobilization.

Overcoming her own physical hurdles during pregnancy and after the birth of her three boys along with helping hundreds of clients live vibrantly after childbirth has proven to her that moms CAN and SHOULD use strength & movement to overcome pain and avoid dysfunction throughout motherhood.


In this episode:

  • [01:49] What your pelvic floor is and the 3 common misconceptions you hear about it
  • [07:05] Symptoms of a weak pelvic floor
  • [10:30] Is pain during sex normal after having a baby?
  • [14:23] What diastasis is and how it reflects on your pelvic floor health
  • [19:20] How to prepare for pregnancy and prevent pelvic floor issues
  • [25:38] What you need to know about tampons and menstrual discs & cups
  • [30:15] Do you need yoni eggs or weights to strengthen your pelvic floor?
  • [33:18] What you can start doing today to strengthen your pelvic floor



Resources


- Postpartum Guide
- Work with Dr. Nicole
- Apply to work 1:1 with Leisha HERE



Connect with Leisha

Instagram: @leishadrews
Website: abundant-lifewellness.com


Connect with Dr. Nicole

Instagram: @mamasandmisses_pt
YouTube: Doctor Nicole
Website: mamasandmisses.com


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Disclaimer: Information shared on this podcast and any referenced websites are not to be taken as medical advice or to be used as a diagnosis or treatment plan for any medical condition. I’m sharing my educated opinions & experience but nothing shared here can be taken on a one size fits all basis and we always recommend you do your own research, talk to your own doctors and practitioners, and take full responsibility for any health & medical choices you make.