Friday, January 12th 2018

Season 2 Episode 20: PCO-Yes

Excerpt: Kate talks to Dr. Marla Lujan, PCOS expert and professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell University. We geek out on testosterone and how the body makes eggs.

Summary: I can’t wait for you to “meet” my collaborator of a collaborator, or friend of a friend, Dr. Marla Lujan! Dr. Lujan is an Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.  She received her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and conducted her postdoctoral studies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Her research team investigates the link between nutrition, metabolism and egg development in women using high resolution ultrasound. Specific interests include understanding why some heavier women have trouble ovulating, as well as improving the evaluation and diagnosis of disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Marla Lujan, assistant professor of nutritional science.

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Friday, December 22nd 2017

Season 2 Episode 19: What’s the range of normal in pelvic floor health?

Excerpt: Liz and Kate chat about pelvic prolapse, and Kate interviews the amazing Julie Wiebe, a pelvic floor therapist who pioneered the “pelvic floor piston” method of breathing.

Summary: Have we got a treat for you! If you’ve had a baby, maybe you’ve experienced some of childbirth’s hidden joys – hemorrhoids, anal fissures, bladder and rectal incontinence, pelvic prolapse, diastasis recti… the list goes on. If you haven’t had a baby and would like to, they may be in your future. It can even happen to folks who don’t have kids, so pelvic floor health is important for women, men, and all sorts of gendered folk.

Never fear, there are things you can do to reduce your risk, or if you have any of these symptoms, you may be able to improve them. Let me introduce you to Julie Wiebe, a physical therapist whose work I’ve been passionate about for the last few years.

Julie Wiebe, PT has over 20 years of experience in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health. Her passion is to return women to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy. She advocates for the awareness of pelvic health issues in fitness and promotes innovative solutions for women through her blog, videos and social media. She shares her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally with both professionals and women through live and online educational programs. You can find out more at www.juliewiebept.com or via social media Twitter/FB/IG  @JulieWiebePT. In fact, here is the Instagram post on Crossfit and peeing that we mentioned in the intro:

Dear @crossfit @crossfitgames, I come in peace. I am hoping to open a respectful dialogue regarding pelvic health for female CrossFitters. I am actually an ally to CrossFit in the pelvic health arena….but you are making it hard to defend CrossFit when you promote videos like “Kelley Jackson Pee-R’s”. On the Facebook thread for the video, you suggested that videos like these gave us opportunities to discuss the issue. So I thought I would discuss via a blog Some highlights from the full blog… ……”This is a pressure management issue and a whole body participation issue vs just a weak pelvic floor problem. When we look at it that way we can train strategies to contain the pressure and use it toward pulling off the lift vs. losing the pressure out her hoo-hoo. If we treat this like a sports medicine problem and performance optimizing issue vs. a pelvic floor problem alone, perhaps we can get the CrossFit community to discuss it in a different way”….. …..Time to broaden the conversation to the male equivalent of this…”sharts” under load and for some erectile dysfunction. Perhaps if men realize their nether’s are in the cross-hairs too, we can actually get the community to seek solutions vs offer videos as an “opportunity to discuss”. ….and a whole lot more….I even came up with a new t-shirt! Read on here…http://www.juliewiebept.com/sports-medicine/dear-crossfit-hq/ Active link in Bio #crossfitmoms #crossfitpregnancy #pelvichealth #fitness #postpartumrecovery #postpartumfitness #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy #dptstudent #pelvicmafia #erectiledysfunction

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I think you’re going to love this episode. And if you want more, Julie was kind enough to create a temporary coupon code for Period Podcast listeners! It is Period20 (it is case sensitive), and you get 20% off the pelvic floor piston course. The code expires midnight PST on Jan 5, 2018.

Julie Wiebe, PT, Pelvic Floor Mafia.

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Friday, December 15th 2017

Season 2 Episode 18: Until the baby can walk

Excerpt: Dr. Claudia Valeggia of Yale University joins me for a wonderful conversation about biological and cultural variation in the experience of the postpartum period.

Summary: I was so pleased to welcome Dr. Valeggia to PERIOD Podcast! Her research program takes a biocultural approach, that is, the interplay between biological and cultural variables takes a central role in her work to understand how and why women’s bodies vary the way they do. She works with indigenous populations in northern Argentina, her country of origin.

Our conversation ranged from what it’s like to work with the Qom, the indigenous population that is the focus of her work, to her early publications on the concept of “lactational amenorrhea” (which she describes very well in the episode). We also discussed some of the different ways cultures handle the postpartum period. Many non-US cultures recognize the postpartum period as a time of change and healing. Today’s title refers to one practice where men are not supposed to resume sex with their wives until the baby can walk. This is a practice that helps with birth spacing, and also recognizes the work of an early postpartum, breastfeeding mother, not to mention the ways in which her body (and likely mind) need to heal from the experience.

Dr. Valeggia in the field, with Estefania, a Qom girl.

Thanks to Ellebox for sponsoring season 2 of PERIOD. Use coupon code “periodpodcast” or this link to get 50% off your order.

Do you want to be a patron, or is there someone on your shopping list who would want to be? Check out my Patreon page for ways to support this podcast. Help me make beautiful things!

 

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Call or write me! I am collecting two things right now: your period questions, and first period stories. Leave me a voicemail with either or both at 262-PERIOD-2 (262-737-4632). Don’t forget to tell me how to contact you if you don’t mind my following up.

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