Episode 68: Postpartum Recovery: Healing Your Birth Battle Scars



We’re concluding our three-part postpartum series today with a very honest conversation about physically healing from giving birth. Julie Kwong, a pelvic health physical therapist, joins us to talk about how complex and unique the healing process can be, what’s normal and what’s not, and how to advocate for better healing care in the postpartum recovery process.

This is a frank conversation about anatomy and bodily processes—we’re talking about prolapse and pain during sex, hemorrhoids and incontinence, so pop in your earbuds and join us as we combat the embarrassment around this vulnerable topic with honesty, dignity, and education.

We want to encourage any listener who feels like she might be experiencing one of the postpartum complications we discuss today to contact her doctor or care provider; today's episode is informational only and is not designed to be a substitute for appropriate medical advice and attention.

Show Notes

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Show transcript

Related previous episodes:
Ep. 66: Postpartum Depression: Beyond “The Baby Blues”
Ep. 67: Postpartum Anxiety: Paralyzing Fears

Related essays:
The First Time I Looked at My Postpartum Body
I Have Enough, I Am Enough
Green Light Means Go

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams with Julie Kwong, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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