Many women go through middle school and high school without ever knowing what ovaries actually are. Ovaries are small round shaped glands that are attached to the uterus via the fallopian tubes. Ovaries store eggs, which are what a female body releases during ovulation. If sperm is present to fertilize the egg, that’s how a […]

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September 29, 2022

Why are Ovaries important for Female Reproductive Anatomy

What you eat is the fuel you put into your body, and it can affect every aspect of your wellbeing!

Nutrition, Wellness

September 19, 2022

Why is Diet Important for your Health?

If you feel like you may be suffering from endometriosis, then I want to reassure you that there. is. hope. The journey to being diagnosed with endometriosis can be long, stressful, and unnerving with the “unknown” hanging in the air. However once you are diagnosed there are often not too many answers given to you. […]

Medical Information, Wellness

September 12, 2022

4 Tips to Improve Your Endometriosis Symptoms

Endometriosis is considered an incurable disorder where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus during the menstrual cycle. In a normal menstrual cycle, the endometrium grows tissue inside the uterus, and then it’s sloughed off during the period. Endometriosis can be painful due to the tissue that builds up and does not have anywhere to go. […]

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September 5, 2022

What is Endometriosis and how does it play a role in pelvic floor dysfunction?

When women are asked where their baby is in their belly, most cannot answer. When you ask young girls or young adult women what the uterus is, they honestly have no idea unless they have had advanced anatomy classes. The uterus is an organ that plays an important role in female reproduction and menstrual cycles. […]

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August 29, 2022

Introducing the Uterus

Now that we have learned what the bladder is, let’s talk about the most common problems you can experience with it. I like to use the word “dysfunction” instead of disease during these educational blogs. Dysfunction implies that it is just a temporary problem that has a solution! Think of a bladder dysfunction as a […]

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August 25, 2022

Common Bladder Dysfunctions: Explained

The bladder is a unique organ. It can sometimes be called a vesical and is lined with a smooth muscle called the detrusor muscle. This smooth muscle is involuntarily controlled – meaning that you cannot consciously control it. Remember that nervous system we just went over in the previous blog? Yes, that one. That is […]

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July 27, 2022

What is the Bladder?

The nervous system is an amazing part of the human design. It is composed of the brain, central nervous system (think spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (all the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. I really like putting the picture of the nervous system next to the tree with roots because […]

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July 18, 2022

What is the Nervous System

When people say “the pelvic floor”, they are usually referring to the whole system of muscles, nerves, ligaments, and organs. Today we are going to go over the muscles that make up the pelvic floor! The pelvic floor is made up of 19 muscles (you might hear 17 depending on how an individual counts them). […]

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July 14, 2022

Meet the Muscles

What exactly is the pelvic floor? Well to attempt to try and simply describe a very complex system – it’s a group of muscles that are innervated by lumbosacral nerves. Those muscles have very specific functions when they contract and relax. What makes a “muscle” a “muscle” is the fact that it contracts, relaxes, and […]

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June 23, 2022

What is the Pelvic Floor?