Let’s talk about the small symptoms that are actually Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
So many people think that you have to be in Depends to seek out treatment but being proactive will prevent years of frustration.
- Dribbling on the toilet seat when you stand up OR feeling like you never fully empty your bladder.
- Pelvic Pressure feeling a heaviness in your pelvic floor even if it’s just at certain points during your cycle.
- Queefing, although it is natural and nothing to be embarrassed about it is common for people experiencing descent of the pelvic organs or Pelvic Organ prolapse to have it more often.
- Not having a bowel movement everyday or having to rely on laxatives for relief.
- Not being able to wipe yourself clean after a bowel movement.
- Leaking when you cough or sneeze even if that’s the only time you leak!
- Feeling like your partner is “hitting something” when they enter you or sex just doesn’t feel great or you need to use lube for it to be comfortable.
- Low Back Pain! So many people think this is related to weight but you can have a strong and healthy core at any size and chronic low back pain is often related to a tight pelvic floor.
I had the chance to chat with Chani Jacobson owner of Sensuous Rhythms and she has so much amazing insight into how we can connect with our womb space so be sure to check out that podcast episode in this email. But it got me thinking how much of what I do and what we as women experience is overlooked or ignored.
Many of us just got one of those puberty books at 12, we’re shamed away from sexual intercourse before marriage and then we’re told to get a pap smear at 25. We go into womanhood and motherhood with such little awareness of OURSELVES. So I share this list in hopes that if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms you reach out or forward it to a friend because the more we spread knowledge and education the better.