C-section Scar Progress (1st & 2nd)

I am sharing my c-section scar progress here!

They are in chronological order starting from my first scar!
I do have two separate scars! It really depends on the OB, but you don’t always end up with two separate scars so definitely chat with your OB before your big day!
I talk about scar tissue on my Instagram account so if you want a lot more details then make sure to follow me here!

I have many highlights on my account about c-sections and scar tissue which I will also link for you!
My Scar tissue highlight is Here
My highlight about my scheduled c-section choice is here

Another chat on Scar tissue is here

My highlight on c-section tips & Q+A is here

And if you keep scrolling on my highlights you’ll find even more highlights on these topics!

I have used the scar strips on my scar for the recommended amount of time and saw little change! Long lasting results happen through the scar tissue protocols I teach inside the Ab Rehab! They are the exact protocols I used on my own scars!

3/15/21 3 days postpartum – second c-section

3/21/21 10 days postpartum 2nd c-section
3/25/21 2 weeks postpartum 2nd c-section

4/27/21 6 weeks postpartum – 2nd c-section
8/5/21 Almost 5 months Postpartum 2nd c-section
8/31/21 5.5 months postpartum 2nd c-section

10/17/21 7 months postpartum 2nd c-section

If you have questions about my scars or your upcoming c-section or if you are a c-section mama already leave your questions in the comments or reach out to me on my instagram page! I would love to hear from you!

xo Jesse

Lets Talk Incontinence // Leaking a little Postpartum

It is World Continence Week!

Peeing a little when you sneeze or cough or laugh too hard after you have your baby may seem like it is just what happens postpartum. The price of motherhood. Maybe your mother rubs you back or shrugs it off, like oh honey I’ve been peeing my pants for 30 years, there’s nothing you can do about it….UHHH NOOOO thank you! Send your mama to me! No matter how far out postpartum, you can fix this and improve quality of life. There is not a “price” to motherhood that includes a dysfunctional core and pelvic floor. Peeing a little is so common, so don’t feel alone. In the same breath, I want to say, peeing a little is NEVER normal. It is a sign of dysfunction and that something is not working correctly. This is something that absolutely needs to be addressed!

I have many many ways of attacking these issues, because frankly, everyone is so different, so I have many cues, positions and modifications to mamas that are having trouble connecting with their pelvic floor. If you can’t “feel” it, don’t fret! Lots of mamas experience this. It may be because you have a mental block, experienced trauma, you are may still be digesting your birth trauma, you may have physical trauma or scar tissue, you may be uncomfortable connecting with your pelvic floor. These are all things that we need to work through and CAN work through.

Peeing a little can happen with both an overactive pelvic floor (hypertonic) and under active pelvic floor (hypotonic). If you are so so tight and overactive, those muscles are going to be so short, tired and overworked that any additional impact or need for support causes them to give out and you end up leaking. If you are underactive and don’t have much muscle tone in your pelvic floor, you just are strong/connected enough to support your pelvic organs, because you aren’t contracting. Now this can also just be an awareness issue, thats why I say it could be strength or connection. Sometimes with the right cues and exercises, it just clicks and you then can contract easily and start building that muscle thickness. You can’t strengthen a muscle you can connect with, neurologically.

Now for some pelvic floor stuff that the majority of women know about but maybe don’t know the whole story!

I’m sure we have all heard more than once, that to strengthen your pelvic floor you need to be doing Kegels (which is essentially a pelvic floor contraction and lift). And you need to be doing them while you pee, and to practice stopping the flow of pee. Well in honor of the World Continence Week, I want to give you a couple of reasons why you shouldn’t be practicing your Kegels during urination. It’s simply just not functional! This is not the proper time to be contracting the pelvic floor, urinating or defecating should definitely be a time where you are relaxed, deep breathing and not contracting and holding in what you need to let out. This also trains the body that you need to be tense while on the toilet and possibly lead to the bladder not completely emptying as well as creating tight pelvic floor muscles. 😉 Please Leave questions in the comments or email me movewithtruelove@gmail.com