Pelvic Pain

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Thank you so much for joining my family and being a part of my blogs. I love being able to share with you all the things about my life and things I’ve gone through. 

I want to get to know you and I think it's important that you get to know me. 

When it comes to choosing your care team, I think it's extremely important to "get" the person. So I felt I needed to let you into my story and hopefully it will resonate with you. 

Feel free to reach out to me as I would love to learn more about you too. 

I read my emails and I do not bite so feel free to tell me about yourself! 

I believe the biggest thing about choosing a healthcare provider is to truly get to know them and have a relationship with them. It is something that is missed out on a lot....and something I refuse to give up. 

Without a relationship and a connection, how in the world can I expect you to trust me with your care or to guide you?  

This month, each week you are going to get a new glimpse into my story. 

Next week, you will be reading “The Beginning of the Journey!”

See you then! 

Let's Talk About It...

What is your vagina supposed to look like?

I know, I said it. Out loud and everyone is uncomfortable. But let me tell you something. If you do not know what “normal” or “supposed to look like is, then how will you ever know if something is wrong or not? I mean, come on!

There are some things to consider when using the word “normal” though. First and foremost, please understand that everyone is different. All vaginas are different. All labias are different. All clitoris’s are different.

What I mean when I say “normal” is, are you seeing what you have always seen or are you seeing something out of place?

Your vagina is adaptable. You will go through changes and notice differences when you become pregnant and postpartum, menopause, etc. but you should still be in tune with what your “normal” is so that you know when seeing someone is necessary.

I have attached a video talking about just general anatomy of the vagina, but please note there are many more layers. I will be presenting this the best I can for future purposes, so keep checking my youtube channel!

Okay, so we are ready to look. I recommend either a deep squat with a mirror on the floor, or sitting with a handheld between your legs or a mirror on the floor in front of you.

What are we looking for?

After watching the video below, you want to consider these things for YOUR vagina:

  1. Color of tissue. You should have a nice pink, healthy color to your vagina, especially inside the labia "lips)

  2. Labia. Pay attention to how your tissue typically lays. Do you have the labia minora that is going further than the labia majora (this is not a negative thing), is the labia hanging down? Get to know your labia!

  3. What happens when you kegel. When you properly perform a pelvic floor contraction, do you notice a nice, healthy close and lift? If not, why?

  4. What happens when you cough. Is there tissue coming out? Is there discharge coming out with coughing? Do you close and lift with your cough?

  5. Where is your clit? I know, you’re laughing. That’s okay! But if you know where it is, you are more likely to be able to get the sensations you truly want and be able to communicate with your partner.

  6. How wide is your hole? This is important because when you become pregnant and when you give birth, this can change, but you need to be able to understand what is your normal.

Hopefully you are viewing what you need to be viewing! If you are still curious and need some help, reach out and let me know!

But with that being the normal stuff you should know about, what are some things to be concerned about?

  1. Tissue color being red, purple, or any color not pink. If there is blood or any tissue color that may be abnormal, please note you should get that checked. This includes warts, spots, moles that are abnormal, new “pimples” or spots as well.

  2. Tissue coming to the outside of your vagina. This can be an indicator of prolapse or something going on that needs to be treated.

If you notice that your anatomy does not look like that of the pictures or my video DON”T FREAK OUT! It may be totally normal. Please understand that you could have a perfectly normal vagina, just different anatomy.

I often find myself bringing out a mirror to show my patients what they should be looking for. Please let me know if you need this! I can find someone in your area to help you.

In the mean time….happy vagina searching!!

Patient Testimonial Kathryn Swanson

I am SO PROUD of this lady! She came to me with feelings of frustration and not knowing if she was going to be able to run after her kids, or go to the park without leakage or worrying about whether there is a bathroom or not.

She stepped outside of her comfort zone, asked for help, and met her goals! We have also became such great friends since then!

CBD Oil for Period Cramps

Have you ever tried to use CBD oils for the pain that comes with “that time of the month?”

I don’t know about you, but I get into such a frenzy when that time comes. My period pain comes on and it’s like the end of the world. I feel like all women have to experience this at some point, right? Or is it just me?

I’ve always had extreme constipation, back pain and lower abdominal pain, highly heavy and irregular periods. But then I started birth control at the age of 15 with the hopes of “controlling the symptoms.” I actually did not have any more symptoms after starting birth control actually. So I stayed on birth control until I was 25.

The symptoms of being on birth control will be for another day. Today, I want to talk about period cramps. Period pain. The shit we as women go through. The hours with heating pads, pamprin or motrin, tons of water, and lots of resting.

So, 10 years on birth control no symptoms, I come off of birth control and now have symptoms. But I did not want to mess with my hormones, so I started to look for different ways I can assist the pain and discomfort without having to take drugs or NSAIDs.

I started to experiment with CBD oils to see if i could get some relief from my period cramps. I started with just a salve initially that I would rub on my ovaries and around my lower hip regions, low back, and around any of the areas that i was feeling pain in. This helped but it was honestly just temporary.

But then….. OMG I found it! I found the magic mixture, the help I had been looking for. I found what worked and took my pain from a 9/10 to a 1/10 and allowed me to work and allowed me move. I was able to do my work and I was able to not have to miss work due to the pain.

So what was it that I found????

Was it CBD???

YES, it was. But it was a different way to use it.

I would continue using the salve as needed, but I also would use a 500-1000 mg elixir 3 times a day, about 4 drops each time. This would help to go into my bloodstream and decrease the pain I was experiencing.

I’m not kidding when I say this works. It was successful and I share it with all of my patients!!!

Interested?? Head over to my products page or send me a message about it! I’d love to help you choose the right product for you.