Today’s bonus episode guest is Kelly Bryant, a fitness trainer and registered yoga teacher.
Kelly and Heather discuss how to use exercise, breathing, and posture to help alleviate pelvic and intercourse pain:
- 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?
- What words of hope would you offer to women who experience pelvic and/or intercourse pain?