PH101: I’m Pregnant – Help!

  Having a baby is exciting, fascinating, and nerve-wracking. If you have never been through the process before, chances are you have a lot of questions and concerns about what changes your body will go through during your pregnancy, what the birthing process entails, and how your recovery will go once you’ve had your baby. …

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Mama’s 101: Strategies to Prepare for Birth

Hey Readers! Our next installment of Mama's 101 is coming your way on September 19th! Join Rachel Clausen PT, DPT as she details how to optimize your birth! The class will be held at our Downtown location register  here. Details:  Dates: September 19th, at 6pm Location: 156  Williams Street Suite 800, NY, NY 10038

Questioning Childbirth Status Quo, Part One: Common Labor Positions

The following blog is a repost of Ashley Brichter's original blog post. Ashley is a  birth educator, birth and post-partum doula, lactation counselor, and friend of the practice. She hosts many classes on childbirth, lactation, and much more. We will provide more information at the end of the post on how you can get in …

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How a Birth Doula Can Help Make Labor a More Intimate Experience

Chantal Traub, CD, CCCE, LCCE, Pregnant mothers may be unsure if they want to work with a doula because they would like their labor and birth to be an intimate experience between them and their partners and wonder whether having a doula would encroach on their intimacy. The role of the doula is to help …

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You’d Prepare for the Marathon: Why Not Your Birth!

  - Ashley Brichter Fall always makes me excited for the New York City Marathon. What’s not to love? Cheering for thousands of people who have chosen to participate in an awe-inspiring test of endurance. I leave the sidewalk full of endorphins, adrenaline pumping! You may be surprised to find out how often I reference …

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PH101: Improve your Birthing Experience

Fiona McMahon, PT, DPT Having a baby is exciting, fascinating, and nerve wracking. If you have never been through the process before, chances are you have a lot of questions and concerns about what changes your body will go through during your pregnancy, what the birthing process entails, and how your recovery will go once …

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Spring Pelvic Health 101 is Coming

Fiona McMahon, DPT, PT Pelvic Health 101 is back with some old favorites like, “Something’s wrong with my what?” and “Why is pooping so difficult?” We have also added a new course on pediatric pelvic floor issues. If you have questions, we have answers. Join us for lectures and question and answer opportunities with expert …

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PH101: How does pregancy & childbirth affect my body? With childbirth educator, Ashley Brichter

Fiona McMahon, DPT, PT Having a baby is exciting, fascinating, and nerve wracking. If you have never been through the process before, chances are you have a lot of questions and concerns about what changes your body will go through during your pregnancy, what the birthing process entails, and how your recovery will go once …

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Sex After Pregnancy

By Fiona McMahon, DPT Edited by Amy Stein, DPT It’s cliché to say the arrival of a new child is one of life’s most joyful events. It certainly can be. It can also be one of life’s most stressful events. According to the Homes and Rahe Stress Scale, pregnancy is one of life’s most stressful …

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Why Wait?

By Riva Preil As all new mothers can attest, the pelvic floor muscles experience the stretch of a lifetime during labor and delivery.  Many women experience stress (SUI) or mixed urinary incontinence (MUI), involuntary loss of urine, following the birthing experience. A recent Danish study (International Urogynecology Journal, January 2014) outlines several risk factors that …

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