From the Inside Flap
—Elizab eth G. Stewart, M.D., author of The V Book
At last, a reassuring, straightforward, and practical guide to easing, preventing, and even curing, onc e and for all, the symptoms of pelvic-floor disorders, including:
•pressure and pain
Pelvic-floor disorders are much m ore common than you might think—millions of women suffer from one or more symptoms of pelvic-floor injury. These problems often stem from the strain place d on the body during pregnancy and childbirth, although symptoms may take years, or decades, to appear—if they don’t begin right away. Childbirth ca n wreak havoc on even the healthiest woman’s body, and you may still be fe eling the effects long after the birth of your last child.
If you suffe r from any of these conditions, you do not need to feel helpless, and you are ce rtainly not alone. Every one of these pelvic disorders is treatable, even curabl e in many cases. Dr. Roger Goldberg, a respected physician in the emerging field of urogynecology, provides the most up-to-date information on surgical and nons urgical treatment options. He offers a clear explanation of the pelvic anatomy a nd why these disorders occur and also describes simple preventive techniques you can use to ease pelvic symptoms and minimize further strain (including the corr ect way to do Kegel exercises).
Armed with the facts and candid advice contained in Ever Since I Had My Baby, you will be able to discuss your i ndividual symptoms and potential treatments with your doctor confidently and kno wledgeably. This book will help you realize the freedom you’ve been seekin g from the emotional and physical burden of symptoms that often go unmentioned, or are overlooked, in women’s health care.