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When an athlete gets injured, they are put on a recovery plan that ensures they take the proper amount of time and rehabilitation towards healing. Why is it not the same for women after giving birth? It is discouraging for new moms to seek medical help with their postpartum struggles in a world that expects women to “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy body, energy levels, sexual drive, and more.
In this episode, I am joined by Marcy Crouch. Marcy received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2010. She then completed a Women’s Health Residency program in Dallas, TX where she focused on all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy and postpartum musculoskeletal issues, and breast cancer rehabilitation. Marcy is passionate about spreading knowledge, resources, and support for women and the birthing community to make sure that the quality of care increases for women after giving birth.
In this conversation, Marcy talks about the importance of pelvic floor health for women postpartum. Marcy shares the common challenges that women experience after giving birth, what the optimal amount of time is between births, an estimated timeline for recovery after giving birth, how to know if you have a weak pelvic floor, the connection between our pelvic floor and our menstrual cycle, and so much more.
Meet Our Podcast Guest:
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Marcy Crouch, LLC, founder of The Down There Doc and DT Method (@thedowntheredoc), is a Mama and Doctor dedicated to universally serving, empowering and equipping women and the birthing community with confidence building tips, along with valuable information & knowledge to support birth preparation and postpartum recovery. Through the DT Method’s online content, educational courses, advocacy and clear, candid information, Dr. Marcy, and her team of expert physical therapists, are dedicated to creating better care for women everywhere. Her vision is to set a new standard of physical health and wellbeing for birth preparation and postpartum recovery for the birthing community so women thrive physically throughout their lives.
- What are some long-term challenges after giving birth? (13:00)
- What is the optimal amount of time between births? (17:31)
- What is the expected timeline of recovery? (22:17)
- Ways to proactively take care of your pelvic floor before pregnancy and birth (28:33)
- How to know if you have a weak pelvic floor (32:42)
- What are the links between our pelvic floor and menstruation? (35:13)
Connect with our Guest:Website: www.marcycrouch.com Instagram: @thedowntheredoc
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Get connected, listen to your body and remember; body confidence all begins with living in tune with your menstrual cycle.