My guest today is Caroline Packard, who has a doctorate in physical therapy with pelvic floor training. She is also an athlete and a mom of three who has experienced and healed her pelvic floor dysfunction. I’m totally that mom who runs to the bathroom to throw on a panty liner when I find out we’re jumping ropes at the gym. If you can relate, this episode is for you!

In this episode, we discuss:

[1:46] Caroline’s background in physical therapy and pelvic floor health

[3:06] Factors related to pelvic floor dysfunction

[3:59] How to control our muscles and our breath to improve pelvic floor symptoms

[5:38] Caroline’s athletic training

[6:53] How having children changes our perspectives on our bodies

[9:52] Incontinence after having a baby

[11:46] Changes in mind/body connection after having children

[19:57] How we can care for our pelvic floor

[25:49] It is never too late to rehab the pelvic floor

[27:07] Caroline’s opinion on stomach vacuuming

[29:03] Where to start with postpartum pelvic floor care

[32:00] What is making Caroline feel like herself right now on her health journey

[34:28] The Marriage Corner: A discussion with my hubby, Eric, about how life changes after having kids

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Find a pelvic floor physical therapist near you:

Links Mentioned: Team Building For Solopreneur Mamas Course & Workbook

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