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Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,424
Posted By Christine Kent
If your hip joints are in good shape and there...

If your hip joints are in good shape and there is no groin pain in a deep parallel squat, this is a wonderful exercise - especially for the arches of the feet. 
 
However, a squat with full lumbar...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-07-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By Christine Kent
I'll just throw this into the mix in hopes of...

I'll just throw this into the mix in hopes of reaching the free thinkers in the crowd. ;)  http://wholewoman.com/blog/
 
Gynecology has had the core anatomy of the female pelvis wrong for as long...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-03-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By Christine Kent
Hi Vanni,   I will do my best to write...

Hi Vanni,
 
I will do my best to write something (asap!) that will better explain the difference between exercising the full range of motion of the pelvis vs. the focused movement of kegels. 
 ...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-02-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By Christine Kent
Here's another little offering to help women...

Here's another little offering to help women understand that sets of kegels performed on one's back in an attempt to strengthen and protect the pelvic "floor" is simply the wrong...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   09-27-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,921
Posted By Christine Kent
Thanks for this interesting discussion. I went...

Thanks for this interesting discussion. I went through Lamaze training 35 years ago and from what I remember, it was focused primarily on their style of breathing, which I think has been modified...
Forum: Childbirth Educators   09-27-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,921
Posted By Christine Kent
Hi everyone,   I'm not sure whether the...

Hi everyone,
 
I'm not sure whether the Bradley Method discusses deep squats after the 35th week, but you might find this article of interest: http://wholewoman.com/blog/
 
Deep squatting is...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   09-23-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,065
Posted By Christine Kent
Hi Modadan,   If you do a search on...

Hi Modadan,
 
If you do a search on perineoplasty at wholewoman.com, you'll see how we have agonized over this subject. Yes, I believe that in virtually all women who have had large, midline...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   09-18-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Christine Kent
This may help you understand why female pelvic...

This may help you understand why female pelvic organ support has everything to do with lengthening the front and back body walls. Stabilize and reverse the symptoms of prolapse and incontinence by...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   09-11-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,065
Posted By Christine Kent
My hope is that our culture(s) will begin to see...

My hope is that our culture(s) will begin to see the female perineum as being as precious as the male scrotum, which it most certainly is, yet is often treated blindly and carelessly by gynecology....
Forum: Birth and Beyond   09-10-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Christine Kent
Hello :) May I offer that debating whether or...

Hello :) May I offer that debating whether or not kegels are important is missing the point entirely. The pelvic organ support system is a postural system, a fact that becomes self-evident to women...
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