What is vulva mapping? And why you would want to do it!

what is vulva mapping

As someone who is committed to radically holistic health care for women, when I first heard about STREAM training I knew it was a perfect fit. STREAM stands for Scar Tissue Remediation, Education and Management. It’s a revolutionary approach to working in the pelvis to support healing for people with birth injuries or trauma, scar tissue from gynecological procedures, chronic pelvic pain or pain associated with sexual intercourse, gender reassignment surgery and so much more.

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Pelvic Floor Function and Preparing for Birth

lily pad - Pelvic Floor Function and Preparing for Birth

As I traverse my own journey in preparing for birth, I have a few things that I would like to share. This particular post was inspired by a recent exchange I had in a FB group for home birth minded people. While I won’t go into the details of the FB thread, I will say that it inspired me to provide some education around pelvic floor health in relationship to preparing for vaginal birth while minimizing trauma to the pelvic floor.

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What really helps ease morning sickness and fatigue in the first trimester

dripping flower - What really helps ease morning sickness and fatigue in the first trimester

I recently emerged from the abyss of the first trimester of pregnancy. Now I feel I’m in a more clear and grounded place to share what I’ve learned both from my own personal experience and from supporting other women who are making this bold initiation.

Pregnancy is still mysterious in many ways and I believe it will remain that way. Many are reaching for the perfect remedy for morning sickness, fatigue, emotional ups and downs and more that come with a new pregnancy. While I fully support women finding ways to take care of themselves during pregnancy and beyond, I also realize that our need or desire to be in control of this process only extends the suffering.

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