What exactly is the pelvic floor anyway?
The female pelvis is as complex as it is beautiful. There are many demands placed on this region of our bodies. It needs to be strong and elastic. It needs to be closed to support our organs and open wide enough to give birth.
As I did the research to write my book on pelvic floor disorders, learning the anatomy was the hardest part. All the descriptions I found were either too detailed or not detailed enough. None of them integrated all the aspects of the pelvis I know to be important for function. Our sphincters, pelvic floor muscles, and connective tissues act in concert to support the organs of our pelvis. When one or more of those parts fails, disorder results.
I created this video to fill the gap. The more we know, the more powerful we are, and the better we can advocate for our health.
Just because pelvic floor disorders are common does not mean they are acceptable. If you are suffering from the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders and your general practitioner or OB/GYN shrugs off your concerns, ask to be referred to a urogynecologist. Keep pushing until you get the help you need.