The ‘Husband Stitch’ Doesn’t Leave New Moms Laughing

A woman I was chatting with mentioned that she is still undergoing pelvic floor physical therapy to treat painful sex a year after giving birth. Her provider had added an extra suture post-birth known as “the husband stitch.” This is done during the repair process after a vaginal birth, by stitching the vaginal entryway narrower …

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Is it really just a phase?

“It’s just a phase”; an expression that after some digging, you’ll likely find anything from hope, relief, to total denial. By nature, relationships go through phases. From the time a relationship begins, it will experience countless phases over time and there will be a variety of the types of phases that are encountered.  When a …

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Naked hour.

As usual I got a great idea from one of my patients today. She and her husband have been struggling sexually. He’s had a hard time holding his erection. She’s having terrible pain every time they have intercourse and like so many other couples they are just plain having difficulty finding time for sex. But…a …

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Kegels for the next generation!

kGoal is a new device that has been designed to make kegel exercises easier and more fun. According to this article 30% of women are doing kegel exercises the wrong way. The device which is made of soft silicone sends feedback to an app so you can track your progress. As a bonus, if you …

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Sex after childbirth.

The New York Times recently published two articles relating to sex after childbirth: “Talking Sex After Childbirth, and After Children” and “Sex and Intimacy After the Baby Arrives.”   While reading the articles and the  comments, I found the overarching theme to be that the mind-body connection is often necessary for a woman to not only …

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No sex for a year.

Here is a piece from the Huffington Post Blog that I thought should be discussed. The writer says that she and her husband had no sex at all for a year after her baby was born and it all worked out fine — and her relationship didn’t suffer. So I sat on this piece for a few …

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Condom mania.

I am often asked about my recommendation for condoms, so I figured I’d do some research and let you know what’s out there. Condoms are made from different materials — latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene, and lambskin. There are certain things you must consider when choosing a condom: Are you or your partner allergic to latex? Are …

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Diaphragm.

When discussing birth control options with my patients, the diaphragm often comes up. The most important thing to know about using a diaphragm is that it’s most effective at preventing pregnancy ONLY when used with a spermicide. If you have a sensitivity or allergy to spermicide; the diaphragm may not be for you. Also, the …

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