Pee gushing into your sock as you frantically chase your 2 year old across the playground…
With your newborn strapped to your chest & your pooch in hot pursuit?
We’ve all been there!
What did it take for you to finally ask for help because you were peeing your pants. Or you felt like your uterus was falling out? Or that your abs were split wide open?
At some point, we all get fed up.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I was feeling all of the stress and all I wanted to do was go for a run to relieve some of that stress. I got about 200 meters down the road and I had to stop and ask myself if the stress relief was worth the symptoms I was experiencing.
- Public bone pain.
- Urgency with urination.
- Super tight pelvic floor.
All of the greatest hits.
It would have been really easy for me to say “Screw this, I’m out.” But because of my profession, I knew the why behind my symptoms. I knew I needed to get back to my relaxation exercises.
But not everyone is a pelvic floor physical therapist, so not everyone has the luxury of being able to troubleshoot the why behind their symptoms.
I’ve had so many women come to me with stories of running across the playground with their children and peeing themselves. Or having to know where all the nice bathrooms are along the turnpike.
What was it for you? What was your worst mom moment? What made you FINALLY decide to ask for help?