#156: Things You Didn't Know About Pelvic Floor and Getting Help with Dr. Carrie Pagliano

May 18, 2023



Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 


Get ready for a mind-blowing journey into the world of pelvic floor health! 


In this episode, I sit down with the incredible Dr. Carrie Pagliano, a trailblazer in the field, to delve into the secrets of this often-overlooked part of our bodies. 


If you're a pregnant or postpartum mom, this episode is an absolute must-listen as Dr. Carrie shares her expertise on how to not only plan for your activity but also prepare for your delivery through the lens of pelvic floor health.


During our conversation,  Dr. Carrie dives deep into the role the pelvic floor plays during labor, unveiling its incredible power and potential, and emphasizing its significance for everyone. She provides tips on how to prepare it for labor and even reflects on how society has shifted its approach toward pelvic floor health over time.


We also discuss how our everyday habits from childhood can impact this vital area of our bodies throughout our lives, as well as hear how especially active mothers can work their way back into their routines postpartum. 


You will love hearing Dr. Carrie as she offers invaluable insights into how women can proactively strengthen and care for their pelvic floor starting today!

 Some big takeaways are:

  1. Taking care of our bodies needs to be preventative, not reactive.
  2. Habits that we’re taught as children related to our pelvic floor can impact us even in adulthood. 
  3. Go slow and be patient with yourself!

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Guest Bio

Dr. Carrie J. Pagliano has been a dynamic leader in the areas of women’s/pelvic health for over 20 years. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 1999 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2007. She is a double Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and Women’s Health and has served for 7 years on the Executive Board of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, a component of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), completing her term as President in 2020 and as Past President in 2021.


Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.  She also served as Instructor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is an appointed Advisory Board member to the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network: National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National, Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  


Dr. Pagliano is a Certified Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America as well as a Level 1(O) CrossFit Certified Coach. Today, she speaks internationally in the areas of postpartum return to sport and integrative models of practice in pelvic physical therapy. She is a national media spokesperson for the APTA and the founder of Carrie Pagliano Physical Therapy, LLC in Arlington, Virginia & The Real Moms’ Guide to Postpartum Digital course series for moms & postpartum professionals as well as the host of Active Mom Postpartum Podcast.


When she’s not kid wrangling or bringing pelvic health to the world, Carrie is an avid runner, yogi & crossfitter.


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