Today I speak with Dr. Sara Reardon, a doctor of physical therapy and board-certified pelvic floor physical therapist specializing in the treatment of bowel and bladder issues, painful intercourse, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and menopause. She is the founder of The Vagina Whisperer, an online platform with pelvic floor and core exercise programs for pregnancy, postpartum, painful sex and pelvic floor strengthening. Sara is passionate about normalizing the conversation around pelvic floor health and increasing awareness of pelvic floor physical therapy as a treatment option to prevent and overcome pelvic health issues.
Sara shares her experiences as a new mom and how being a physical therapist informed those early days.
We talk about:
-Pelvic Floor PT
-preparing for breastfeeding
-listening to your instinct
-slowing downtime postpartum return to exercise
-doing exercise you love
-seasons of motherhood
-having patience with yourself
2:19 experience going through pregnancy and postpartum
4:43 what she would do differently
10:30 you don’t know what you don’t know
12:10 giving ourselves grace
14:05 Peleton love
15:30 going through different seasons
21:15 overextending ourselves
30:07 continuing to evolve postpartum
33:10 being the Vagina Whisperer
41:55 Rapid Fire questions
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Free Guide 6 exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor: https://thevagwhisperer.com/strengthening/
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