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Urinary Incontinence: A Physical Problem, an Emotional Burden

There’s a secret a lot of women share, but don’t discuss. We can be giggling with our girlfriends and share freely some of the most intimate details of our lives, yet be unable to speak about what is happening physically with our bodies. During a cough, sneeze, laugh or even just a giggle, many of…

Smart Body Physical Therapy | Stress Incontinence | Leakage

Why do I leak when I sneeze, cough, run or lift something heavy?

A leak. A dribble. A little wetness. Whatever you call it, it’s name is stress urinary incontinence, or stress incontinence. It’s incredibly common among women in the United States, and it’s often preventable and treatable. Half of all women will have loss of control of our bladder at some point in our lives. Once we…

Nervous about fecal incontinence

The Dirty Truth About Fecal Incontinence

What is it? Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowel movements. There are two groups of muscles in the wall of the anus and rectum that are responsible for holding stool, and just like other muscles in your body, they can become injured or weakened. When this happens, you may begin to see…

Why Does Sex Hurt After Giving Birth?

Sex After Giving Birth: What You Need To Know

We all know having a baby brings about lots of changes to your body, but vaginal pain doesn’t have to be one of them. Our bodies – and yes, our vaginas – are miraculously designed to recover from the trauma of childbirth. However, it is important to know when to give your body the time…

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