Episode 24: What Your Mama Didn't Tell You About Pregnancy and Postpartum with Dr. Ijeoma Nwankpa
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
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11M ago
Happy Women's History Month! As we close out our Black Girl Magic Edition of the Core 4 Podcast, Jessica interviews Dr. Ijeoma Nwankpa, PT, DPT. Dr. Ijeoma is helping black mamas as they navigate the transitions of pregnancy and postpartum. She even gracefully shares her own experiences as a pregnant mom having to advocate for her health equity.  Dr. Ijeoma has her own practice, COPE PT, located in north Dallas, TX. She serves folks as a pelvic physical therapist, lymphedema therapist, oncological therapist, and sexual health counselor. Please follow her on IG @dr_pelvicbella and email in ..read more
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Episode 23: Birth Preparation and Maternal Health Racial Disparities with Cailey Rash, Certified Birth Doula and a Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
In the fourth episode of our Black Girl Magic Edition in celebration of Black History Month, Cailey Rash, a certified DONA International Birth Doula and a certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula through ProDoula AND Founder/Owner of BabyCakes Birth Services in Wilmington, NC teaches us about how she helps mothers prepare for birth by creating birth preferences and how she support mothers during labor and delivery! We also will talk about the racial disparities in maternal healthcare with women of color.  Cailey is also involved in the Novant Health New Hanover Community Healthworker ..read more
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Episode 22: Standing Up for Yourself in Healthcare with Dr. Constance Foreman, MD
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
In the third episode of our Black Girl Magic Edition in celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Constance Foreman, MD teaches us about standing up for ourselves in healthcare. She delves into what it means to advocate for your own health in our healthcare system, barriers to standing up for yourself that she has seen and experienced, disparities in race with healthcare advocacy, and strategies to implement in your own health journey to stand up for yourself.   Dr. Foreman is a Family Medicine Physician in Wilmington, North Carolina and the Owner/Founder of Beyond Clinic Walls Wellness, a ..read more
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Episode 21: Mama, You Are NOT a Rubberband: Debunking Snap Back Culture with Lashonda Jones, PT, CPT, PPCES
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
In the second episode of our Black Girl Magic Edition in celebration of Black History Month, Lashonda Jones, PT, CPT, PPCES is schooling us on postpartum recovery. Lashonda is a mom of two as well as both a personal trainer and a physical therapist who specializes in helping women safely return to exercise postpartum. Is getting your body back quickly postpartum safe? Do waist trainers help or hurt? How can you heal DRA? Listen to find out.   Need help with your postpartum recovery and want to connect with Lashonda? Follow her on instagram @ptrainershonda and head to her website core ..read more
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Episode 20: Good Girl, Sex Bad? The Physical Outcome of Negative Sexual Thoughts with Dr. Mamawah Borque, PT, DPT
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
Kicking off the "Black Girl Magic" edition of our podcast this black history month with Jessica interviewing Dr. Mamawah Bourque, PT, DPT. She is a pelvic floor physical therapist with the unique opportunity to work in a practice with sex, marriage and family therapists. Listen to learn about how what we've learned/not learned about sex in our religious, home, and school settings can manifest negative psychological feelings about sex that can present as physical pelvic floor symptoms like pain with intercourse or penetration.  Thank goodness for physical therapists like Dr. Bourque, who c ..read more
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Episode 19: Ins & Outs of Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Dr. Terri Elder, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
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by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
Listen to Dr. Terri Elder, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA and co-host Dr. Amy Newberry, PT, DPT discuss pelvic organ prolapse (AKA "POP"). Dr. Terri covers the following topics surrounding pelvic organ prolapse: what is POP, who is at risk, treatment for POP, and the emotional impact of POP. Dr. Terri even shares about her personal experience as well! Be sure to check this interview out because Dr. Terri shares awesome knowledge bombs!  You can connect with Dr. Terri through her Instagram @terri.elder.dpt https://www.instagram.com/terri.elder.dpt/  Dr. Terri recommended the following resources to ..read more
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Episode 18: The Physical Therapist Role in Fertility Management with Dr. Yeni Abraham, PT, DPT
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
Listen to this week’s episode where Dr. Yeni Abraham, PT, DPT discusses how physical therapists have the tools to treat patients with mechanical infertility to increase chances of future pregnancy, debunks myths related to fertility, and advocates for all those dealing with infertility. Follow Dr. Abraham's physical therapy practice @triggeredpt on instagram and checkout her website https://www.triggeredpt.com/ .  She’s located in the Dallas Fortworth area, but she has options for those who aren’t local! Reach out! Email: Info@triggeredpt.com Call: 817-310-9577 Link to the Core 4 Mom ..read more
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Episode 17: The Role of Doulas in Maternal Care with Elysia Douglas
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
Elysia Douglas is a labor doula, postpartum and infant care doula, childbirth educator, and doula trainer based in metro Atlanta. In this episode, she overviews what doulas are, how they serve women during pregnancy and postpartum, and how the pandemic affected her practice.  Listen to learn more about why it’s so beneficial for women to have a doula on their maternal healthcare team. COVID-19 has not stopped their work! In many ways, it has increased the need of their support! We also believe that black women could especially benefit from having a doula present during labor, delivery, an ..read more
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Episode 16: Birth Story with Elizabeth Couture Part 2
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
In this episode, listen to Elizabeth Couture's experience with postpartum and the challenges she faced during that time. Elizabeth shares honestly the struggles of postpartum, but also the joy she has found. Be sure to tune in to find out more about how you can prepare yourself for postpartum! Find Elizabeth online: lilliebeth016.wixsite.com/thenotsocouturemomma Instagram: @notsocouturemom Here are some resources she recommends that guided her: https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting/dp/1501122983  Link to the Core 4 Momentum T shirt shop where all proceeds go towa ..read more
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Episode 15: Birth Story with Elizabeth Couture Part 1
Core 4 Momentum: Empowering Women in Pelvic Health
by Core 4 Momentum
11M ago
In this episode, listen to Elizabeth Couture's first birth story and how she prepared for delivery mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Elizabeth shares nuggets of wisdom and is so genuine and open about her journey through motherhood, so be sure to tune in!!  Find Elizabeth online: lilliebeth016.wixsite.com/thenotsocouturemomma Instagram: @notsocouturemom Here are some resources she recommends that guided her: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-about-pregnancy-birth/id1447449586 Link to the Core 4 Momentum T shirt shop where all proceeds go towards expanding pelvic ..read more
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