Some of you may know I have had 2 c-sections – 10 and 13 years ago. At the time, I was given little to no information on how to handle the recovery from these surgeries. In fact, I did a fair amount of damage to myself by walking too far, and too long less than a week after my first c-section.
Fast forward 8 years, I began to notice the dreaded “C-section shelf” forming. That bulge over my scar became evident even under clothing. It also came with a heavy feeling.
Recently, I have consulted a pelvic floor specialist to address this. This week she did a cupping procedure on my scar. Literally suctioning my scar to release adhesions from the internal scar tissue.
I cannot tell you what a difference this made immediately! The heaviness is less and the “shelf” is even less apparent! My scar had adhered onto my bladder causing a host of issues, including the start of a prolapse.
My advice for anyone who has gone through a c-section is to seek help and treatment sooner rather than later. I am hoping to reverse some of my issues, but the prolapse may never go away. Had I sought help sooner, I may have prevented this issue completely.
I shared this information on our Wild Workouts and Wellness clients page last spring. To be honest, I had known for quite awhile that I was suffering from some damage to my pelvic floor, both due to the carrying of children, and the deliveries. I had put off seeking help because I didn’t know what the therapy entailed or really where to go for help.
This is why I am bringing the expert to you!
Join us as Dr. Brenda Heinecke from Revitalize Physical Therapy talks all about common (but not normal!) pelvic floor dysfunctions.
During the event, she’ll chat about
- Anatomy of the pelvic floor and why your it is an essential component to your core.
- The most common dysfunctions of the pelvic floor.
- How to avoid or alleviate incontinence, back pain, painful intercourse, and more.
- Specific exercises and tips to have a healthy pelvic floor for the long term.
The pelvic floor is often overlooked, downplayed, and ignored. However, it is vital for the body’s function and becomes problematic in many women. Dr. Brenda will teach you why we need to give our pelvic floors some attention and help you have a healthy pelvic floor long-term.
Monday, October 7th, 7:30 pm
Wild Workouts and Wellness, 2898 S. Delaware Ave
Free, open to friends and family
Hope to see you there!