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This week on the pod, we welcome two bad-a** doctors on the show today; Dr. Kat Vigo and Dr. Luly Diez. Dr. Kat is the founder of Painless Pregnancy and a physical therapy doctor specializing in pregnant and post-partum woman. Dr. Luly is also a physical therapy doctor and the founder and manager of the Miami branch of Painless Pregnancy.
In this episode, we talk about how it is NOT NORMAL to pee your pants or pee when you jump or have painful s-e-x. It is not normal to be bloated and continue to look pregnant months after you give birth. YOU DON’T NEED TO LIVE THIS WAY!!!! Warning: this episode may get graphic... but… it is exactly what you need to hear when you are pregnant and recovering from giving birth. Our goal is to help tons of women with this conversation. Tune in!
In this episode…
Dr. Kat’s and Dr. Luly’s birthing stories
What a 4th-degree tear when giving birth is
The business of birth
Creating a painless pregnancy
Effective pushing positions
Vaginal deliveries and hip instability
Why it is essential to treat the scar area for cesarean moms
Painful sex in menopausal women
The commonality of pre-menopausal women experiencing painful sex after giving birth
Why prolapse happens
Patience in your recovery
“It is never too late to address these issues. We love the idea of wellness and prevention since this is such a big moment in your life. Bringing a new life into the world can be so much for your body. And that is not acknowledged enough.”
Dr. Luly Diez
“We want to help support women throughout their pregnancy and post-partum journey so they can have good experiences. Pregnancy should not be a painful situation.”
Dr. Luly Diez
“We are not mental health counselors, but we do really show up fully for these women and their rehab.”
Why pain exists during sex with menopausal women; “Aging has a lot to do with hormone shifts. Lack of estrogen can cause the vaginal tissue to atrophy and dry up. So it is two things- the tissue is not as plump and the area is not well lubricated. This is something we treat.”
“Just because you are cleared to have sex or exercise 6 weeks after giving birth doesn’t mean you need to feel ready to do those things. It just means your body has healed and won’t be dangerous for you.”
Dr. Luly Diez
0:00- 3:15 | Introduction
3:15- 12:45 | Dr. Kat and Dr. Luly personal birthing stories
12:45- 17:50 | The business of birth and induction
17:50- 20:00 | Choosing this career
22:50- 27:00 | About Painless Pregnancy.
27:00- 32:40 | Why it is important to treat the scar area for cesarean moms
32:40- 36:00 | Combatting traumatic c-sections
36:00- 39:35 | Why pain exists during sex with menopausal women
39:35- 41:45 | How common is it for pre-menopausal women to experience painful sex after giving birth
41:45- 45:10 | Treating prolapse
45:10- 49:00| Patience in recovery
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