Your pelvic floor condition is EVERYTHING!

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Your pelvic floor condition is EVERYTHING!

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Recently, I got to attend a professional training at The Moving Joint with super talented Physical Therapist, Laura Horn out of Pasadena.  What I learned is that the condition of your pelvic floor is EVERYTHING!  I was so moved by this topic as a doula, mother, and yogini, that I reached out to some of the PT’s on the westside to see who specializes in this type of women’s care (prenatal and postpartum)  I had an amazing chat with Krista Augius, DPT.  (referred to me by prenatal student Dana V.)  She’s been in practice for 13+years and has an array of tools that she uses to assess pelvic floor stability, strength, and tone.  Krista does not take insurance, but is a seasoned practitioner who studied under Laura Horn and is well worth the out of network cost.  Do you have a great Women’s Health PT that you would like to refer to our group? Check out this short, simple video visual breakdown of your pelvic floor by a PT, and the importance of using your kegel exercises to strengthen and relax your pelvic floor in preparation for labor.

I’ve also heard wonderful things about Pelvica PT in Santa Monica (doesn’t take insurance) and Bebe PT in West LA who does take insurance.  If you are reading this and have already had your baby, don’t stress.  These gals can help you correct urine incontinence issues as well as an array of other symptoms (including chronic yeast infections and sexual dysfunction).  Many of us mamas aren’t even aware of what’s going on down there. This goes beyond the basic OB/GYN visit but is essential to healthy pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery.

The wait is over!  Yoga Works Playa Vista opened it’s gorgeous doors this week and I am teaching the Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga class there every Thursday at 10:45am!  My full teaching schedule is here 

Hope to see you on your mat soon:-)

Keya
Keya

Keya Merah Nkonoki, (E-RYT 200) is a joyful and encouraging Pregnancy & Postpartum Yoga Teacher, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, and Birth Blogger with a passion for nurturing women through their entire birth process. She has been providing resources to pregnant families for over a decade, through her company Hariatma Birth.

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