Going to Prenatal appointments is a neccsary part of a healthy pregnancy. But do you get a sense from those visits of how your body, mood, and life will change over 9 months?
It is difficult to anticipate what labor or delivery will be like, but if you want a sense of what is within normal range on the following questions and more, check out this seminar. How long is a normal range? How long should I be pushing? How does an epidural affect my labor and my baby?
What does a normal recovery after delivery look and feel like? How soon can I resume rigorous exercise? When should I do kegel exercises? How do I prevent leakage of urine and prolapse? Is there a network of mothers and professionals who can support my mental health after having a baby?
Guess what? The vagina gets thinner with age! Well. The skin of the vagina gets thinner with age. This is called atrophy. Atrophy of the vaginal mucosa manifests as itching, burning of the vagina and painful intercourse.
With age, the bladder can be more sensitive to pain or urgency. The bladder is a muscular bag that responds to the body's hormonal as well as emotional state.
From infancy, young girls occupy a unique space in society. This only gets more interesting with age. The roles a woman plays in society changes within each generation and person, each day.