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It is difficult enough to keep up with the demands of motherhood when your body is feeling good. Tight shoulders, headaches and low back pain can drain your energy and your patience.   Recognizing poor posture and working on using correct alignment as you move can help you avoid excess strain on your muscles.

Your posture affects you in every movement you make. In fact even the non-movements you hold are affecting how your body feels. Joint and muscle pain, tendonitis, back pain, fatigue, breathing problems, even poor digestion will occur when the body is not aligned. For new mothers paying attention to proper alignment is crucial to regaining proper muscle tone and organ function as well as preventing muscle tiredness and injury....

Pelvic floor muscle spasms can be painful, as well as mess with healing and your confidence.   They can also clue you in to specific areas of pelvic floor dysfunction that you can work on. These muscle spasms can be felt as sharp pains or deep aches in the vaginal/rectal area and may be just on one side -- usually opposite an injured area (such as from an episiotomy or tear during delivery).  Different from pain that is on the outer skin, these spasms are felt deeper in the first 2-3 inches of the vaginal opening. Pelvic floor spasms can cause pain with sex or tampon use and difficulty with bowel movements from pushing stool against a tightened muscle.  Spasms restrict blood flow slowing healing and can lead to very tired muscles - not...

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July 8, 2018

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