Do kegels actually work? Is painful sex normal? How can breathing help alleviate pelvic tension and pain?
In this episode, we go there and answer all of your burning questions with Dr. Sonia Bahlani, who is an expert in the fields of gynecology and urology―sought purposefully because she was interested in helping patients with pelvic pain.
In her efforts to bring the topics of pelvic pain and women’s sexual health out from behind closed doors and find real, proven solutions for those in pain, Dr. Bahlani joins Lindsey to discuss the key to feeling good “down there,” starting with what exactly is your pelvic floor. She provides valuable insight on what might be causing your pain, what you can expect in a doctor’s office and what to do at home.
So much of women’s sexual health remains unexplored, leaving us to wonder and question if specific experiences are normal…but no more. We’re deeply grateful to welcome Dr. Bahlani to the show to unpack the many misconceptions about this important topic.
We also talk about:
- What is your pelvic floor
- How to connect with your pelvic floor
- The relationship between your jaw + pelvic floor
- Pain during sex: Why it’s happening + what to do
- The importance of pleasurable sex + foreplay
- Women’s healthcare in the U.S.
- Everyday habits to support your pelvic floor
- Understanding your urination habits
- The truth about kegels
- Side effects of birth control
- Instagram: @pelvicpaindoc
- TikTok: @pelvicpaindoc
- Website: pelvicpaindoc.com
- Book: Dr. Sonia’s Guide to Navigating Pelvic Pain
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