Today I realized it’s been over four years that I’ve been honored to do women’s work in the pelvic floor field. And although four years may not seem like the longest time - it’s been a wild ride of a multitude of patients, diagnoses and stories.
Holding space in the setting of a hospital when speaking about fragile topics of pelvic health (things like leaking urine while chasing your kids or painful intercourse with your partner or vaginal dryness that came out of nowhere) has been a challenge but I’m grateful for the skills it has brought me and continues to bring. There’s something valuable about learning how to create space in even the harshest of environments.
By the time women make it to my door they feel as if this is their only hope. One day, as I look back on my years in pelvic health, I hope to see this change. I want to be their first line of defense. Their advocate. Their accomplice in health changes.
Over the past weekend I took a seminar called Birthfit with other health care providers in the birth world (chiros, PTs and midwives!) - more on this and my experience with Birthfit next week. But, for those of you waiting with baited breath, I’m excited to say I’ve been reignited. It’s time - it’s our time. Together we are asking for change. Bringing magic if change and advocacy for mama’s everywhere.
The medical world better watch out. We’re asking for what we deserve and what we need. Everyday better than the next.