Tag: women’s health

Physical Therapy for Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

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lilUrinary incontinence. Bladder leakage. No matter what you call it, it is associated with the not so pleasant involuntary loss of urine, generally associated...

Des Moines Area Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

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ALL the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.

Postpartum Pelvic Care

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Nearly 25 percent of all women suffer from at least one type of pelvic health disorder including urinary or fecal incontinence during their lifetime....

The Importance of Breast Health and Mammograms

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October may be Breast Health Awareness Month, but breast health is something that is important year-round. We talked to Dr. Rachel Preisser, a radiologist...

4 Steps to Enjoy Food and Respect Your Body

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If you were born with a uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, this post is for you. As women, we live in a weight-obsessed culture....

MercyOne Des Moines Midwives: Here to Support You

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Midwives have been around as long as women have been giving birth. Historically, midwives were in the community to support women to deliver their...

Why Your Body is Changing but the Scale Isn’t

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Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You’ve been exercising, eating right, doing all the things for your health and you...

Saying Goodbye to Tampons Forever

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My husband and I recently went on a vacation… ALONE!! (or at least it was supposed to be). We all have that one family member...

It’s Time to Go to the Doctor, Momma

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I schedule no fewer than eight thousand doctor’s appointments in any given year. Collectively my four kids see an oncologist, a dermatologist, an endocrinologist,...

My Endometriosis Journey

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I first got my period when I was in the sixth grade. I was one of the first to get it and...