Strong as a Mother
By Ashlee De Nooy
Strong as a MotherJun 02, 2023
Episode 2: How to keep your bladder HAPPY!
If you are wondering if bladder irritants are part of why you are experiencing bladder pain, urgency, frequency, or leakage, Today we discuss a couple of things you can try to experiment with to see what might be bothering your bladder. Knowledge is power and the more you know the happier you can help your bladder to be!
Why Do We Pee? The Bladder Series Episode 1
Why Do We Pee...
Join Dr. Elizabeth on this journey of the bladder series where we will clear the air on some of the misconceptions about women and their bladders.
On the "Strong As A Mother" podcast, we are all about removing the taboo of talking about our bodies and replacing embarrassment with empowerment. We do this through learning how our bodies work and what to do when they aren’t working how we know they should.
On this two part episode, Dr. Elizabeth will discuss what the bladder is and why it does what it does. And, she will give you the insight and information as to how you can keep your bladder happy and healthy!
18. REAL Patient Experience - Lu
Tune in as one of our most recent graduates speaks on her experience with Body Works, her back story and struggles with urinary frequency before finding pelvic floor physical therapy, and the significant changes to her quality of life since completing her therapy. We appreciate Lu coming on to be so real and so honest about her story! Take a listen!
17: Reproductive Psychiatry: Dr. Jessica Obeysekare + Dr. Neha Hudepohl
Tune in for the latest episode of our 'Strong As A Mother' Podcast as we hear from Dr. Jessica Obeysekare and Dr. Neha Hudepohl. They are both reproductive psychologists in the Upstate, helping to take care of women's mental health needs at the time of reproductive transition.
Have you ever heard of reproductive psychology?
The majority of the field focuses on prenatal and postpartum care. Helping women with the transition into motherhood, as well as those battling infertility and/or pregnancy loss.
Both Dr. Obeysekare and Dr. Hudepohl are passionate about helping women overcome the moderate to severe symptoms of Anxiety and OCD that may accompany pregnancy and postpartum. Their goal is to spread awareness that there is help for these kinds of situations and life challenges and allow themselves to experience the beauty of motherhood. Society has painted a picture of what new moms and parenthood are expected to look like, which can both internally and externally affect a women's view of motherhood.
Beginning with an evaluation, they can dive into understanding and identifying one's particular symptoms, moderate to severe, and tailor their services to each individual woman, to begin treatment. Within their treatment, they preach self-care and helping women to understand that sleep needs to be a priority. Every new mother has experienced the overwhelming feelings of transitioning into parenthood and sleepless nights.
These two women are changing the world and how we overcome pregnancy and postpartum mental difficulties during this transitional period of life. There is help out there.
If you are local to the Upstate, you can schedule with them via the Connect Center at Prisma Health.
If you are in need of further assistance, you can visit www.postpartum.net
CALL 1-800-944-4773 or text HELP to the same number.
16: Genesis Birth and Wellness - Bethany Arrington
Tune in with us for the latest episode of our 'Strong As A Mother' podcast as we are joined by Bethany Arrington of Genesis Birth and Wellness. Bethany is the first African American woman to offer home birth and a birth center in the Upstate. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife with over 15 years of experience working with mamas and women's health. She began her journey as a labor and delivery nurse but made her way into Midwifery Care, with 10 years' experience in the field today. During her career, she has delivered 700 babies!! Now THAT is impressive. Bethany touches on the importance of the relationship between mama and midwife, and how to choose the right midwife for you. She shares her first birth experience with us and also gives some tips on how to avoid the 'fear of birth.' For so many women, the anxiety of their delivery follows them throughout their pregnancy, but Bethany recommends research be done in advance to help comfort the new mom. Along with prenatal care and delivery, she also provides an array of women's health services. You can visit Bethany for standard GYN visits, birth control, hormone balance checks, and as a resource for adolescents to better understand their bodies and puberty. We are so thankful to hear from Bethany on this episode of our podcast and be sure to check out her website www.genesisbirthandwellness.com to get more information on working with her.
15. Dr. Rebecca Rinko - Bon Secours Urogynecology
Tune in with us as Dr. Rebecca Rinko, of Bon Secours Urogynecology, dives into the world of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Rinko is a surgeon who specializes in pelvic floor issues. She has a passion for educating women about their pelvic floors and works with them to individualize a care plan unique to their needs. Listen as she addresses the common question of urogynecology vs gynecology and enlightens us on her most favorite conditions to treat. Her ultimate goal is to help improve the quality of life of patients by treating problems related to urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
14: Real Patient Results - Ashley
We are so thankful to have one of our former patients, Ashley, featured on our newest podcast episode.
She has prevailed through her long journey with her pelvic floor issues, but has finally got the help she needed with Body Works.
Listen to this episode as she takes through her personal experience with pelvic pain and navigating through her symptoms. She explains what sets Body Works apart the quality of our care.
We are proud to have her as part of the Body Works family and wish her success in her continued journey. If you have strugged with pelvic pain, give Ashley's story a listen!
13: Hatched Midwifery - Carrie LaChapelle Craft
Carrie is the owner of Hatched Midwifery in Greenville, South Carolina.
She was a doula before ultimately transitioning into her career as a licensed midwife.
She has a passion for helping women soak in every detail of the birth experience that they wish to have. Her team travels for home births to support moms in the atmosphere where they feel the most comfortable. Listen as she discusses the challenges she has faced during her career and the extent of care that her team provides for her moms.
Midwife means 'With Woman' and they are responsible for providing prenatal support, and birthing support, as well as being present for 6-8 weeks postpartum. If you are interested in hearing more about Carrie's Midwifery practice and getting in touch with her you can find her information here!
12: Victoria Yates - Intuitive Eating + Body Image coach
Join us as we hear from Victoria Yates, an Intuitive Eating and Body Image coach located in Greenville, South Carolina.
Victoria is a pioneer in changing the way we see healthy and removing the concept of weight loss.
She works closely with women who struggle with both body image and their relationship with food. She is a former nurse who had her own personal struggles with her relationship with food and her body.
Learn the truth of the Diet Cycle and why it doesn't provide sustainable results!
Working with Victoria will involve: a 6-month program - Getting to the root cause of your struggle with food + body image - weekly coaching calls - eliminating negative thoughts and starting OVER with your idea of what nutrition and a healthy relationship with food look like.
11. Greenville Midwifery - Maureen Nowak, CNM & Susan Cheek-Williams, CNM
Join us on this episode of the Strong As A Mother Podcast as we discuss the journey of Maureen and Susan's careers as Midwives, where they have devoted their lives to helping women through their pregnancy and the birthing process. They provide 1:1 care for each woman to tailor their birthing experience as they wish. Greenville Midwifery is the first Nurse-Midwifery practicing in Greenville County to deliver in the Upstate in a long time and were the first of their scope to have hospital privileges. The term Midwife translates to "With Woman" and in this episode, they will explain the benefits of working closely with a Midwife during your pregnancy and what the relationship will look like for you.
Major Points Covered:Defining a "Midwife" vs a Doula What sets Greenville Midwifery apart? OBGYN care vs Midwifery Care Postpartum process with Greenville Midwifery How do you work closely with providers in the Greenville area?
10. Moms on the Move - Jen Wills and Ashley Steigerwald
Looking for an all inclusive moms group? Jen and Ashley have brought just that to their listeners in the Greenville area. They cover everything from finances and parenting to sports and life. Take a listen to this episode to support Moms on the Move!
9. Dr. Melisa Holmes - Girlology
8. Ashley Gondi - StetchLab GVL
7. Currie Gossett - Confidence. Optimism. Resilience. Energy.
6. Ashley Moore - THE Alternative Eco-Friendly Salon You Must Know About
5. Katie Edwards Corbin - Do You Have Control of your Mind?
4. Dr. Mary Brittain Blankenship - How to Improve your Health with Small Lifestyle Changes
3. Dr. Holly Callaway - Lessons from the The Powerhouse CEO
2. Dana Patterson - Joy in the Midst of Chaos
1. Dr. Katie Hohman - Creating a Family within your team while creating space for your own family
No matter who you are or where you live, you have been affected by the current crisis of COVID-19. Times have been difficult for all of us as we see family and friends struggling. How do we stay positive and afloat during all of this? That's why I asked Dr. Katie Hohman, PT this morning, owner of Hohman Rehab Physical Therapy and HENO to share strategies with us on how she manages stress during this time and how she's handling this situation at home and in her businesses. Katie is a wife, mom, and leader in her community and I'm extremely grateful for her friendship and mentorship. In this very first Strong as a Mother episode, Katie shares with us what every mom should hear!