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  1. Coach Henness
    January 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

    I’m so sorry. This IS frustrating and it’s true, postpartum care is horribly lacking…and for some completely non existent. I, however, did have a great doctor (a primary care and OB all in one) who helped me a lot up until she retired 3 months after the baby was born. I knew all about the pelvic floor (partially from my own research, reading other mother runner blogs, and being encouraged by friends to do my research) and was able to ask her a lot of questions. Now, however, at 9 months postpartum I am still having some leaking with high impact movements and am going to consult a specialist. A friend of mine is a PT and she says that most of her female clients never think to ask about leakage because they just think it’s normal…like there isn’t something they could do about it. And even if they do learn what they can do, a lot of women don’t actually stick with the exercises to make it better. As opposed to men (who can also have weak pelvic floor issues) who tend to freak out and will do whatever it takes to fix it.

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    • EndureRunConquer
      February 5, 2017 @ 2:34 pm

      It’s crazy, isn’t it? There is a whole world of issues that nobody talks about, despite the fact that SO MANY women run! In my opinion, seeing a specialist is so worth it! 🙂

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