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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...

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


June 19, 2018

As I counsel couples with young children, the most common denominator is a feeling of disconnect in marital closeness. Of course having children brings a sweet bond that can’t compare to anything else. At the same time, never has the relationship been as tested as it i...

April 29, 2018

Identity can be a crisis when our lives are put through the blender of becoming parents. The season of pregnancy often brings feelings of anticipation, excitement, nervousness, and a nesting in preparation for a new baby. For some mommas, birth means a temporary pause...