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Yoooo so when I was a kid I had this huge crush on this girl (let's call her Rose). And I remember sitting on our trampoline (one of those huge ones with the netting that made u the coolest kid in the block) and 'practicing' our kissing. I would give her a lil peck and then we'd both laugh, little did I KNO MY GAY ASS WASNT PRACTICING M8. Now years later I think back on it and hoooooo boy I was always a gay lil shit

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Your pelvic floor after birth

BabyCentre Canada Medical Advisory Board

What is my pelvic floor?

Your pelvic floor is a broad sling of muscles, ligaments and sheet-like tissues. It goes from your pubic bone at the front of your body to the base of your spine at the back.

The pelvic floor is sometimes compared to a trampoline, as it can stretch in response to weight and bounce up again!

Unlike a trampoline, however, if it bears weight for a long time (as it does during pregnancy), the muscles or tissues can become over-stretched and weak.

Why is my pelvic floor so important?

Your pelvic floor has five core functions:

  • It supports your bladder, bowel and uterus (womb).
  • It gives you control over when you empty your bladder and your bowels.
  • It allows for optimal sexual functioning by keeping your vaginal and rectal muscles toned.
  • It stabilizes your hip, pelvis and lower back joints.
  • It acts like a “sump pump” helping blood flow from your top to your bottom half.

Having a weak pelvic floor makes it harder for you to squeeze the muscles (sphincters) at the bottom of your bladder to stop pee from escaping. You may find you accidentally leak a little pee when you cough, sneeze or exercise. This is called stress incontinence. This may continue after you’ve had your baby. Postnatal stress incontinence affects up to a third of all new moms.

Your pelvic floor affects your vaginal muscles too. Sex may be less satisfying if you have a weak pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor muscles are not always stretched and weak. They can also be very tense and that can cause pain in your lower back, hips, pubic area, and when you go to the bathroom.

If all this sounds alarming, the good news is that you can do something about it. If you do have a weak and stretched pelvic floor you can do strengthening exercises (commonly called Kegels) and if you suspect a tense pelvic floor there is pelvic health physiotherapy available.

How does my baby’s birth affect my pelvic floor?

During labour and birth, your pelvic floor stretches to allow your baby’s head to pass out of your uterus and through your vagina. This may have left you with bruising, swelling and soreness

The nerves that connect to your pelvic floor muscles will also have stretched. This can make the area between your vagina and your anus (your perineum) feel numb.

Your pelvic floor may have been over-stretched during labour if you:

Read our article on how to care for your pelvic floor in the first six weeks after childbirth

What can I do to build back my pelvic floor strength over the year after birth?

You can start doing gentle contractions of your pelvic floor in the days following birth. Although pelvic floor exercises may feel like the last thing you want to do, getting them going early will really benefit you. Doing your exercises will:

  • help your perineum and vagina to heal more quickly
  • guard against accidental urine leaks
  • improve the circulation to your perineum and help bring down swelling and bruising

Slowly re-introduce pelvic floor exercises in the first six weeks postpartum. After your pelvic floor strength and healing has been assessed at your six-week checkup, you can start to increase the intensity of those exercises

Also follow these recommendations for caring for your pelvic floor in the year after childbirth

When should I get help for my pelvic floor?

The following symptoms are signs that you should have your pelvic floor assessed:

  • Incontinence. Incontinence is very common after childbirth but it is not your new normal. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can alleviate incontinence in many postpartum moms.
  • Prolapse. Prolapse, when your organs like your bladder, uterus or rectum sag down, is also fairly common after birth. You may feel a sensation of fullness in your abdomen or vagina. Your doctor or midwife can evaluate a suspected prolapse.
  • Pain in your pelvic area. If you experience pain when you go to the bathroom, wipe yourself, in your perineum, when you have sex, when you exercise, or if you have constant pain in your hips, lower back or pubic area, seek an assessment from your doctor, midwife or a pelvic floor physiotherapist.

Your doctor, midwife or a pelvic health physiotherapist should be able to assess your pelvic floor and help create a treatment plan for these common aliments.

here are some lists + collections to make in a bujo or journal! personally, i keep a lil journal just for lists because i love making lists ;)

  • books to read + favorite books just to keep track of what you have read v. what you want to read! super helpful if you’re at the library or bookstore and don’t know what you want to get!
  • a list of things you’re good at! nice for positivity. can be awesome things like painting or putting together the perfect outfit or dumb things like getting sunburnt or pretending like you know what you’re doing,
  • word you’d like to be called :) can be anything from cute nicknames to pet names to nice adjectives
  • the best feelings in the world + happy things to remember here’s a post i made with lil happy things in life!! ex, stepping into an old bookstore, clean bed sheets, sleeping in on saturdays, discovering new music, rainbows, jumping on a trampoline. 
  • little things that don’t matter that make me angry. pigeons man. and also people that breathe heavily. and put their hair on ur desk. 
  • events you’d like to time travel to!! cause bruh i really want to go to ancient greece
  • movies + tv shows to watch/tracker! great if you’re watching a ton of shows at once just to keep track of what ep/season you’re on!
  • dream jobs cause there’s always that one aunt at family reunions that wants to know what you want to do with your life and it’s nice to have a running list.
  • good quotes and i have so many that i have an entire notebook dedicated to quotes. no lie. 
  • places (fictional + real) that you want to visit because sometimes you just really want to go to hogwarts and some days you want to go to san francisco. 
  • bucket list which is pretty self explanatory.
  • odd facts you know for example: sweden has no nuclear weapons but a decent supply of uranium (it was for a school project i promise)
  • wishlist for the times that your grandparents want to know what you want for christmas and you have no idea what you actually want. problem solved. (and for when u want to treat urself :)) 
  • why you’re in school. super helpful for those times you feel like you want to quit. ex, make your teachers love their jobs, make the world a better place, figure out what you want to do with your life, etc. 
  • music!!! i have so many lists that are music related: songs that pump me up, favorite songs, songs that make me cry, 8tracks playlists to make, music to listen to, performances to see etc. 
  • favorite apps + websites i just made a whole masterpost of this but it’s gr8 to refer to if ur bored!
  • masterposts + yt vids to make! if ur on social media a lot this is nice to keep things organized and to jot down ideas for posts! (psst add me on sc @ revisicns!!)
  • habits to break which is p self explanatory but it helps just to write it down so you know what you have to do!
  • things to start doing which is basically the opposite of habits to break! ex, drink more water, eat cleaner, don’t judge or compare yourself to others, etc
  • things to know about + things to learn! kinda random things that you want to learn about!!
  • things worth getting out of bed + staying alive for which really helps if u have depression or anxiety or are just really tired of living and it’s nice to list the simple things in life that make it worth living
  • dream aesthetics + who you want to be. good for future self planning!
  • cliche’s you’d like to experience cause doesn’t everyone want to take a road trip with their best friends after high school?

if you have any other ideas feel free to message me!!

xo, bridget

more masterposts

what’s in my backpack
what’s in my pen case
summer productivity
fave school supplies
my bullet journal
study playlists
study tips + tricks
lil happy things
study apps + websites

Let them eat NOTHING

So yesterday my 5 year old daughters friend came over with another little boy who is a bit older.  We have a little trampoline in the back they like to play on.  The kids asked if Emma could play with them and they could all jump on the trampoline.  Now, I do not like the older boy, he tends to be mean to my kid who is 3 years younger.  My daughter is excited so I reluctantly agree.  

They jump for not even 5 minutes when I hear the older boy being mean to my kid. Telling her she cannot play with  them and she just needs to leave.  He says it 3 times (I was waiting for her friend to stick up for her).  I had had enough so I go out there and call my kid in saying “come on, it is time to make brownies!” The kids all scream ins excitement.

Hell no.  I tell them no and that it is just for my kid and we walk in and make brownies. While they are cooking I go over and let her friends dad know what happened.  He immidiately calls his son over to have a conversation about real friendship and sends the older boy home (lives across the street).

Afterwards we are seating on the porch munching away and the mean boy was literally sitting on his side of the house just dtaring at us hving fun eating some delicious chocolate.

P.S. her friend came over and apologized today for not being a good friend.

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Huge, Pride-themed dreamcatcher in St. John's may be world's largest
Creation currently awaiting certification from Guinness World Records

It won’t be hard to miss one special float in the St. John’s Pride Parade on Sunday — the dreamcatcher that the Native Friendship Centre built for the event might just be the world’s largest.

“We didn’t really set out to break a record, but we wanted to make something that really made a statement,” said Heidi Dixon, the centre’s community program developer.

About 10 people cobbled the rainbow-coloured dreamcatcher together from an old trampoline, rope and “a lot of spray paint.”

“When we want to do something, we want to do something big, so we went as big as we could,” said Dixon.

This year’s Pride week theme is “Stronger Together,” and Dixon said their creation naturally fit with that.

“Dreamcatchers are all about — everything is connected, everything goes well together,” she said.

“We really wanted to represent our culture, so we came together as a committee and we decided that a dreamcatcher would be the best thing we can do.”

The centre has reached out to Guinness World Records to try and verify what they believe is the world’s biggest dreamcatcher, a process Dixon said takes about 12 weeks.

In the meantime, she and her team have been hard at work making the rainbow mobile for Sunday’s parade, a feat that requires a little bit of engineering, and lot of muscle.

“We’re going to have some strong people that can push it on wheels.”