In this episode of the Rise Parenting Podcast, I chat with Pelvic Floor PT and new mama, Charisse Balance. This is Charisse’s second time on the podcast, previously she shared her insights in her professional role as a PT and this visit we hear her personal experiences as a new mom! We share birth stories and speak openly about our birth injuries, having both experienced varying degrees of perineal tearing. We connect on all things new mom: postpartum anxiety, managing expectations, breastfeeding and of course tear-care!

Treatments referenced for perineal tear care:

• side lying

• exposure to air and light

• compression garments

• sitz baths

• vaginal steaming

• tamanu oil

Also check out:

Episode 4 with Charisse:

https://www.riseparenting.com/blog/the-pelvic-floor

Episode 16 where my husband and I share our full birth story:

https://www.riseparenting.com/blog/our-birth-story

Want to learn more about my guest:

https://www.balancedphysioga.com

Or find Charisse on Instagram @ balanced.physioga

Podcast Music: England by Pictures of the Floating World, License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode

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