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Disclaimer: BirthBabyBody exists to provide health and wellness resources. The information on this site is for educational and advocacy purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. Please consult your own care provider for individual advice regarding your specific situation and needs.

September 9, 2018

The word “perineum” conjures up a feeling of uneasiness in me. What exactly is a “perineum? It sounds icky. Will it hurt before, during, and after childbirth? As a pregnancy and postpartum physical therapist and a mom of three, I’d like to share my professional knowled...

September 9, 2018

Communication is so much more than talking. So as a speech-language pathologist I think a lot about gestures. The words "speech language" in my job title may have given you the impression that I solely focus on how children express themselves. However, a hugely importa...

August 9, 2018

As I question female patients about any urinary leakage they’re having: on the way to the bathroom, with coughing, sneezing, exercise, jumping, after urination; many times they’ll kind of shrug their shoulders and say “well sometimes, but I’ve had babies.” 


August 4, 2018

Many of us are hearing this rather newly coined phrase “mental load” that surfaced very

poignantly in a feminist comic in May of 2017 (see https://english.emmaclit.com/2017/05/20/

you-shouldve-asked/) entitled You Should Have Asked. It details a scenario wherein the mom


August 4, 2018

The first year of your baby's life is a flurry of excitement and many firsts, often culminating with their first word. In this first year of life, your baby will reach many milestones that are the building blocks for future communication skills. These skills serve as a...

August 3, 2018

Christina McGee PT, DPT

Christina McGee is a physical therapist at Sullivan Physical Therapy, a pelvic floor specialty clinic in Austin, Texas. She received a bachelor of science in Athletic Training from University of Iowa and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Unive...