New stuff

1. New MoxieTopic up: New Parent Survival Guide, with information about the emotional process you go through, what to prioritize, how to keep yourself healthy, how to work together with a partner in the first few months, and what will happen in each chunk of time in the first twelve weeks and how to approach each of those chunks.

2. plus a bundle so you can get the 5 essential MoxieTopics for new parents all in one bundle at a savings.

3. Kindergarten support group starts this Thursday, so get in now if you already know you want to be in. (Registration will be open over the summer in case people realize they want the support when it gets closer to go time, but this first part of the support group gets a lot of your own process out of the way and helps you become aware of and process your own fears and baggage about going to K so you can separate that out from what your child is experiencing.)

4. Summer Reading Challenge has been changed to a group instead of a page on FB so people can actually see other peoples’ pledges and book reports. Free, and people are making pledges now for how many books they’ll read between May 15 and September 15. Join here.

5. Writing Through Your Divorce starts next Monday. And are you reading the WTYD Blog? We have some striking, beautifully-written pieces up.

Leakage after having a baby

Anonymous writes:

Can we talk peeing? Our own peeing?

Several years after the birth of our kid, I’m still dealing with significant stress incontinence. Our kid was born vaginally with nearly zero molding of her head. So her round basketball of a dome “turtled” for two hours.

I used to run regularly but it’s been ruined. Coughing, slipping, a good sneeze here and there and I have leakage. This was a long, long winter.

I know Kegels. But have any of you done anything more substantial? Pelvic floor therapy? Surgery? Something else?

I mourn running but more I mourn in advance not being able to do things with my daugher because I’m worried I’ll pee. I don’t want to be the sedentary parent. And I’m cognizant that this just gets worse as we get older.

I want to believe there are answers and success stories.”

I would try physical therapy specifically for pelvic floor injuries. I’ve heard of plenty of success stories for stress incontinence and even prolapsed uterus, but don’t know enough to recommend anything specific other than starting with physical therapy. 

Does anyone have any experience with this that they’d like to share with Anonymous? (Feel free to comment anonymously yourself, obviously.)