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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Not Tonight Dear, I’ve Got A Headache

When there’s pain with sex, anything that whispers sex can make us women cringe. It can negatively impact our openness to being touched, inhibit our desire and arousal, and erode our ability to experience sexual pleasure. Some conditions leading to painful sex include: vaginismus, vulvodynia, infection, stiff joints, scar tissue from a procedure after giving …

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Treating Patients with Respect

We ask all of our patients at their initial appointments if they’ve sought prior treatment for their sexual pain/dysfunction symptoms. The answer is frequently “yes,” a reply that is all too often followed by stories about negative treatment they’ve received.    Here’s a mere sample of what women report hearing from previous appointments: “Just have …

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Weighing in on Addyi

When taking medication there is generally a cost/benefit factor to consider as medications tend to have side effects. At Maze Women’s Health one of the most common questions women ask about a medication is “will I gain weight?” Interestingly, there are some medications, such as Flibanserin, aka Addyi, that can actually cause weight loss! Addyi …

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