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Video Blog: How to Close Your Abdominal Separation for Strength in Labor and Fast Post Partum Recovery

BLOG-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-DRA-ISA-HERRERA-SMALL Our abdominal muscles serve a far greater purpose than looking tight and awesome. This area is part of what I call the pelvic power relay station. The abdominal muscles create stability in our hips, PFMs and lumbar spine. Our midsections also provide support and stability for our internal organs, house the first two chakras and prevent energy leaks. If your abdominals are in a weakened state or are compromised by having a diastasis recti separation, you are at greater risk for female-related pelvic dysfunction.

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Video Blog: Breathing and Pushing Techniques for Labor

ISA-HERREA-ENDING-PAIN-IN-PREGNANCY-THUMBThe following blog and educational video clip is an excerpt from Ending Pain in Pregnancy. This book is the best collection of trade secrets from pelvic floor physical therapists, written to keep you strong and pain free during pregnancy and prepared for your labor and delivery.

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What Does It Take To Heal Today? Where is the Fountain of Youth and Fountain of Health?

BLOG-WHAT-IT-TAKES-TO-HEAL-ISA-HERRERA-MEDITATE-THUMBWhen one embarks on a healing journey there will be moments on the mountain tops and there will be moments in the valleys of deep despair. I know, I have been in both places during my own journey and what I have figured out is this; how you deal with these moments of ups and downs determines whether you find yourself healed or not.

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The Holistic Approach to Vulvar and Bladder Care: Creating a Symbiotic Environment for Your Vagina

BLOG-CARLA-SAVETSKY-ISA-HERRERA-HERBAL-REMEMDIES-THUMB Do you find you are prone to urinary tract, bladder, or yeast infections? Maybe you have an itchy feeling in the vagina, but all the tests come back negative and you have seen multiple doctors to only be more confused and without answers? This blog post is a great summary of a recent free lecture at Renew PT, and will give you many great tips on holistic remedies for this sensitive “down there” area.

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Research Review: Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Pain: Narcotic Drugs a Viable Option?

BLOG-PREGNANCY-MEDICATIONS-SMALLA recent article in the New York Times entitled, “Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women” discusses the astonishing increase in narcotic drug use amongst pregnant women in the United States. According to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, nearly 23 percent of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid filled an opioid prescription in 2007, increased from 18.5 percent in 2000. Read the rest of this great Renew PT research review.

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What You Eat Can Determine How You Feel; How Baby Blues Could Be Caused By The Foods You Are Eating and What You Can Do About It!

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Inflammation and a diet high in wheat and gluten could be causing your baby blues and other mood disorders. Inflammation appears to be a primary determinant of depressive symptoms such as flat mood, mood swings, slowed thinking, avoidance behavior, anxiety and altered perceptions. Read this great post from Isa Herrera, MSPT, highlighted with information from renowned holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan.

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Know Your Science: Low Level Laser Can Elevate Outcomes in Patients with Pelvic Pain

ISA-HERRERA-LOW-LEVEL-LASER-SMALL I have been successfully using light therapy for nearly ten years. It helps my patients keep their pain at bay, and many request that I use it as part of their therapy. Of course, light therapy is only as good as the therapist using it. You have to apply this modality correctly, and use the science properly to maximize results.

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Orgasmic Healing

The medical community is confirming the health benefits of sex and orgasms and I am happy to report that the positive effects of orgasmic healing are numerous. I thought I would list a couple of benefits in this blog to give you food for thought. Reduces Stress: We all know that after we have a

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Lavender Oil: The Elixir of Sleep

BLOG-LAVENDER-SLEEP-002a-SMALL Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you tried all the tricks of the trade and still find yourself tossing and turning at night? Hot off the press, a new study was recently published concerning the benefits of using lavender oil to enhance sleep in hospitalized patients.

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The Real Lowdown on Post-Partum Sex: The Motherology Truth About Post-Partum Sex From the Front Lines of Pelvic Rehab

STOCK-TRUTH-ABOUT-POST-PARTUM-SEX-THUMB While we are glad that a recent NY Times article highlighted the topic of post-partum sex, we believe the article may perpetuate several misconceptions. Please read the TOP 5 myths concerning post-partum sex and get the real truth from the pelvic floor physical therapy experts in this field.

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