As a wellness educator and movement practitioner who has vaginally delivered a baby, this is a topic near and dear to my heart! There is nothing quite as humbling as being a fit, active mom who has to think about what color she is wearing for her next workout, and whether or not she should take a class based on what might happen down there. NEWS FLASH – while this might be your current “normal”, this is NOT A LIFE SENTENCE! This is a fixable problem for many women, and for many of us, it’s rather simple. AND – insurance might cover it! Generations of women before us have continued on their merry way towards a life with Depends, without talking about this issue, not realizing they, too, could get help. It’s not as simple as doing more kegels – it’s best to be evaluated by a trained professional before figuring out the customized solution for you. If you want help finding a professional in your area, contact me at themamasagas@gmail.com.

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Saralyn Ward is an award-winning writer, wellness advocate, and mountain mama. She is the founder of The Mama Sagas, writes for several publications and hosts a regular parenting TV segment on Colorado's Everyday Show. When she's not huddled over edits, you're likely to find Saralyn climbing peaks or skiing down them, and reminding herself that the two little girls that call her mom are not the boss of her.