Meditation comes with a multitude of mental and physical benefits, including relaxation and peacefulness, a decrease in negative feelings, and overall improved health. Anyone struggling with mental health, restless feelings, or even those with high blood pressure can find relief in meditation. In a world full of stimulation and distraction, taking the time to relax your mind is vital.
Among all the excitement that comes with being pregnant and preparing to welcome your child into the world, there are also a lot of challenges and stressors to overcome during pregnancy.
For some, the lack of control or readiness both during pregnancy and after provides a great amount of stress. There are also numerous physical side effects, body changes, and hormone changes that many have trouble coping with.
Did you know that your ankle bone isn’t just connected to your leg bone? It also plays a role in connection to your pelvic floor muscles (PFM). However, while the ankle bones aren’t directly connected to the pelvic floor, it does influence the function of the pelvic floor muscles.
In our blog, we’ll explore how your ankle and surrounding nerves affect your pelvic floor muscles and how nerve therapy can help alleviate symptoms of pelvic floor disorders.
Your pelvic floor muscles help support your pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus, vagina, bowel, and rectum. When your pelvic floor is damaged or weakened, it can lead to bladder control problems and incontinence issues.
To help enhance bladder control, you can try exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor. By strengthening these muscles, many women see benefits such as reduced occurrence of prolapse and leakage.
Here are 4 exercises to help strengthen and tighten your pelvic floor muscles:
Preeclampsia is a medical condition that occurs during pregnancy, and it’s the most common pregnancy-related complication experienced by expecting mothers.
March of Dimes reports that, “[Preeclampsia] affects 2 to 8 percent of pregnancies worldwide” and that, “In the United States, [preeclampsia is] the cause of 15 percent (about 3 in 20) of premature births.”
It’s important for expectant mothers to attend prenatal appointments, because if left untreated, preeclampsia can have severe health effects on you and your baby.
To help protect your health and your baby’s health, learn about preeclampsia, what it is, the risks, the signs and symptoms, and the treatment options available.