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Postpartum Pelvic Health

Just because many women go through the process of childbirth, it does not make it a 'simple' process. It's not like getting the common cold. Childbirth means the human body goes through huge changes, and some of these changes are experienced post delivery during recuperation.

These changes can be uncomfortable and very often embarrassing for women. Some just assume what they are experiencing is unique to them and that they shouldn't even mention it. Others just sit through the discomfort on their own.

The human body is an amazing thing and once we understand why it does what it does, we learn not to shame it, and to know that there are steps we can take to alleviate discomfort and to be kinder to ourselves towards the changes the body is going through.

Some of the questions women wonder about after childbirth but may not feel comfortable expressing are:

"Is it normal that

  • I pee in my pants

  • sex can be painful

  • I feel heaviness in my pelvic floor

  • I don't have much feeling in my pelvic floor at all

Some people, when hearing these concerns from women, may be dismissive and tell you that once you have kids this is what's going to happen, that's just life, live with it.

At My Body My Pilates, we nurture a very different attitude and approach towards our bodies and giving it the health and recovery it needs. And we are standing high up on our soapboxes and saying NO! All these symptoms are not just ´part of life´. It's not something to stuff down and ask women to bear with it with a stiff upper lip.

These experiences while they are not considered ´normal´, they are actually very common. More so than you think.

Most importantly, if you are experiencing these symptoms, know this - You're Not Broken. They are simply messages from the body, telling you what it needs.

The Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is intricate and complex.

But, when we boil it down, it’s simply a group of muscles and organs. And this is great news because muscles are capable of, and can easily change. This means your symptoms can also quite easily improve. Pelvic floor health is important. It’s important to feel in control of your bathroom needs. It’s important to feel that you can and want to be intimate with your partner. It’s also just basically important for the overall health in your body. Poor pelvic health is strongly correlated with back pain, for example. So it's really worth it to pay attention to your pelvic floor health, something that is often neglected.

Change is Possible

If you’re having any pelvic health issues, now is the time to learn why and how you can resolve them. My Body My Pilates is holding a Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti Workshop on Saturday, April 23rd at 12:30.

骨盤底の健康は重要です。バスルームのニーズを自分でコントロールしていると感じることが重要です。パートナーと親密になることができ、親密になりたいと感じることが重要です。骨盤の健康状態の悪さも腰痛と強く相関しています。 産後ケアの一環として、My BodyMyPilatesは骨盤底と腹直筋離開ワークショップを開催しています。 日付:2022年4月23日土曜日 時間:12:30-1:30pm チケット:4400円 場所:My Body My Pilates Studio と オンラインで ここで予約:

This is an intro class in which we will do some basic anatomy, discuss common issues and then do corrective exercises to help address them. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how you can optimize your pelvic health and leave with exercises you can begin immediately in the comfort of your own home. This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about optimizing pelvic and core health.

Location: My Body My Pilates Studio in Minato-Ku & also available via ZOOM. Date: Saturday, April 23rd

Time: 12:30-1:30pm Tickets: ¥4400

このイントロセッションでは、骨盤の健康を構築して最適化する方法を学びます。ここでは、基本的な解剖学を行い、一般的な問題について話し合い、骨盤の健康に対処するための修正運動を行います。 骨盤の健康を最適化する方法をより深く理解してセッションを終了し、自宅ですぐに開始できるエクササイズを行います。

About the teachers

Katie has been teaching Pilates for over a decade. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula and specializes in optimizing the pelvic floor for better birth experiences and for quicker recovery after birth.

Helen is a comprehensive Pilates instructor, well trained for Pre & Postnatal Pilates and has been working with women during pregnancy and after birth since 2012. Helen has helped many women improve diastasis recti and pelvic health dramatically after birth.

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ケイティは10年以上ピラティスを教えてきました。彼女は認定された出産および産後のドゥーラであり、より良い出産体験と出産後のより迅速な回復のために骨盤底を最適化することを専門としています。 ヘレンは包括的なピラティスインストラクターであり、出生前および出産後のピラティスのトレーニングを受けており、2012年から妊娠中および出産後に女性と協力しています。ヘレンは多くの女性が出生後の腹直筋離開と骨盤の健康を劇的に改善するのを助けてきました。 詳細はこちら: OUR TOKYO PILATES Studio

Our Pilates studio is at 3 丁目5ー11元麻布 1/F Pilates Studio, Block C Majes Motoazabu Gardens, 港区 Tokyo 106-0046.

Contact My Body My Pilates to discuss your Pilates exercises.


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