Incontinence Hotline, Can you hold please?

Many of you have seen the signs in the office mentioning, "natural in-fertility treatments as well as women's pelvic health, coming soon!".  Well, it is here!  I have recently completed a 20 hour course in gynovisceral manipulation (pelvic organ manipulation).  This blog post will be more for women who are not looking for fertility help but more pelvic help, specifically incontinence. 

Urinary incontinence: is the involuntary leakage of urine.  In simple terms a person urinates when they do not want to!

This can be caused from many things but the most common is giving birth to 1 or more children.  I know many of you reading this are shaking your head in agreement!  An estimated 30% of women between the ages of 30-60 are thought to suffer from it. 

Additional causes: Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause (due to decrease in estrogen causing muscles to become weaker), a hysterectomy, age and obesity.

In my experience this seems to be way more common than an estimated 30%.  Many of you know I do crossfit.  I can't tell you how many times I have heard my fellow crossfit ladies say they have urinated on themselves during a workout, especially when it involves jumping rope!  I can't forget all the other times we are waiting on those same women as they run to the bathroom right before the count down starts to start the workout. 

I know many of you have sneezed, coughed or even laughed while reading this blog and experienced exactly what we are discussing!  It is okay!  Nothing to be ashamed of! With that being said, incontinence is not normal and it can be treated with a non-invasive approach!   

The treatment will take about 60 minutes and it is all external (meaning I will not be invading your private space like your gynecologist does every year!).  The amount of treatments will depend on how your body heals and reacts.  You may only need 1 session or you may need 6!  I recommend scheduling at least 2 sessions no more than a week apart to start with.  After the first treatment we will have a better idea of how your body will tolerate the treatments.  I know many of you will ask, this is a non-covered service.  What does that mean?  It means your health insurance does not cover it and we will not bill it to you insurance.  For additional information on pricing and or scheduling, give us a call!  I look forward to helping you be more confident in your bladder control!

In-fertility blog will be coming soon!  We are currently scheduling consultations and treatment for both!

 

 

Nutrition and Fertility

Nutrition is often seen as something that expecting mothers emphasize most after conception, but it is just as important prior to conception! If a women is deficient in nutrients prior to conception then the baby could be at risk for less than optimal health. Ideally, one should begin their fertility diet six months prior to conception. The fertility diet is nutrient-dense and has certain do’s and don’t’s that you will want to follow as strictly as possible to optimize your results. This diet can help to regulate your cycle and allow mothers to become pregnant naturally.

What to Eat:

  • Raw, pastured dairy

  • Whole eggs, egg yolks (pastured)

  • Pastured meats with fat

  • Healthy fats: coconut oil, butter, tallow, lard

  • Leafy greens

  • Fruits and vegetables (preferably organic)

  • Properly prepared whole grains

  • Fermented foods

  • Water or pregnancy tea

What NOT to Eat:

  • Artificial sweetners

  • Preservatives

  • MSG

  • Vegetable oils, margarine

  • Canned/processed foods

  • Propylene glycol

Changes to diet can help to treat anovulation and other ovulatory disorders and help to regulate PCOS. If you’re having issues conceiving then making changes to your diet could be the answer. The food you eat today can impact the health of your egg 90 days from now, so feeding your body correctly is crucial!

Written by Jennifer Scanlon, student intern.

If you are struggling with infertility and you have not changed your diet then you need to start here!!  Dr. Iman will be taking appointments for infertility consultations and treatments starting summer/fall 2017.  Feel free to reach out now with concerns you may have.  Lets work together to prepare your body to conceive naturally!