podcast

August 18, 2021

What You Need To Know About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

with podcast guest

Quozette Valera

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Dr. Quozette Valera (Dr. Q) is a licensed physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction practicing in Los Angeles. Dr. Q is the creator of the comprehensive childbirth & postpartum education class: Birth & Beyond by Q, and she uses social media to spread pelvic health awareness and encourage people to make informed choices about their bodies by advocating for transparent sex education, bodily autonomy, and reproductive rights.

I’ve been following Dr. Q on Instagram and I love the fierce content she shares around bodily autonomy and reproductive rights. Definitely follow her on Instagram because her page is full of truth bombs!

In this episode, we talk about pelvic organ prolapse, risk factors that contribute to pelvic organ prolapse, why doing Kegels alone isn’t enough, why many women don’t realize they have a prolapse, how gynecological conditions like endometriosis impact your pelvic floor muscles, the foundation of bodily autonomy, and so much more!

Highlights

  • Why Dr. Q decided to specialize in pelvic floor physical therapy
  • How shame prevents us from getting the interventions we need
  • What is pelvic organ prolapse?
  • Contributing factors to pelvic organ prolapse
  • The connection between your hormones and the risk for pelvic organ prolapse
  • How to be proactive about your pelvic health
  • The problem with relying only on Kegels for your pelvic health
  • How a prolapse is diagnosed
  • Common symptoms of a prolapse
  • How gynecological conditions affect the pelvic floor muscles
  • Why bodily autonomy starts with understanding your body

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