What does EDD Mean? EDD, or Estimated Due Date is a calculation made based on Naegele’s rule—which assumes you have a 28 day cycle and regularly ovulate on the 14th day of that cycle. To calculate your EDD, add 7 days to the first day of your last period, then count forward 9 months or […]
I’ve recently been doing a lot of postpartum doula work. Both a confirmation and a reassurance in the work we’re doing prenatally—Informing and instructing our clients in the importance of resting for the first 40 days. Teaching that this is not only a good thing, but fundamentally the right thing and what our bodies intuitively […]
The Closing of the Bones ceremony acknowledges the immense changes a woman has undergone in pregnancy and childbirth and assists in bringing her spirit back into her own body. Physically, it guides her bones back into place, helps her pelvic organs shift and her uterus to shrink back down, and stimulates blood flow. Women who are honored in this way experience a sense of calm and grounding, re-establishing her sense of self.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy—What is it and why do I need it? Pelvic Floor PT is the use of hands-on PT to stretch, strengthen and relax muscles in the pelvic bowl (your pelvic floor). It is a specialized type of PT that treats bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction through the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular system. […]
These long, dark days, with their limited sun and missing warmth, make us ever more mindful that the warmth and glow of the festive holiday season is behind us. We’ve got too much cheese, chocolate, wine (pick your poison) in our guts, and we’re not sure what day it is…it’s somewhere between Christmas and New […]