BONUS 259: Alleviating Pelvic & Intercourse Pain

May 15, 2020

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Kelly Bryant, a fitness trainer and registered yoga teacher.

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Kelly and Heather discuss how to use exercise, breathing, and posture to help alleviate pelvic and intercourse pain:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
  • Why did you choose a career in women’s health?
  • Take us through your career.

ALLEVIATING PELVIC & INTERCOURSE PAIN

  • Give us a primer on pain science. What causes pain, generally?
  • What causes pelvic and intercourse pain, specifically?
  • How can pelvic issues impact fertility?
  • What does breath have to do with pelvic and intercourse pain?
  • What are the most common postural habits you see that impact the pelvis?
  • How can women simply correct their postural habits?
  • What are some other issues that might be positively impacted by these postural changes?
  • What are some common exercise formats that make these issues worse?
  • What are some exercises to help relieve these issues?
  • How might your past and brain be affecting your physical experience?
  • What role does the nervous system play in all of this?
  • How can you calm your nervous system?
  • What are some journaling prompts someone might want to use to explore these issues?
  • How might these issues play out later in pregnancy and birth?
  • What’s the easiest practice everyone should integrate into their lifestyle right now for better pelvic health?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to women who experience pelvic and/or intercourse pain?

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