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#47: Enjoying Pain-Free Sex After Birth - The Healing Essentials with Pelvic Health Specialist Lynn Schulte


Experiencing painful sex postpartum? Let’s talk about what’s causing it and what to do about it. We are joined by Lynn Schulte, a Birth Healing Specialist,  Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, and founder of the Institute for Birth Healing. She shares so much wisdom about why this happens and how you get back on track to enjoying your sex life again


In this episode, we dive into the following:

  • The support gap postpartum

  • The types of pain during sxx postpartum

  • How to massage your c-section scar

  • The impact of trauma on the body

  • Clear communication with your partner

  • How to get the support you need to enjoy your sxx life again


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Welcome back to another episode of the Mindful Womb Podcast. Today, we're diving deep into the world of postpartum healing and pelvic health with the incredible Lynn Schulte, PT.


Lynn’s passion for supporting moms, pregnant individuals, and postpartum clients shines through. With over 30 years of experience as a pelvic health physical therapist. 

Lynn's journey into this field began with a move from Seattle to Boulder, where she had to start afresh. Little did she know, this fresh start would lead her to uncover invaluable insights into postpartum healing.


Lynn's revelations stemmed from her observation of recurring patterns in postpartum bodies, particularly concerning pelvic rotation and persistent pain. It was through these observations that she unearthed the intricate mechanics of childbirth, realizing that the pelvis undergoes significant transformations during the birthing process.

With her keen eye and expertise, Lynn developed techniques to help realign the pelvis and alleviate postpartum discomfort swiftly. Her dedication to sharing her knowledge led her to establish the Institute for Birth Healing in 2016, where she educates bodyworkers worldwide on supporting mothers in their healing journeys.


We delved into the often-overlooked realm of postpartum care. We discussed the void in support for birthing parents after the baby arrives, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing maternal well-being alongside infant care. It's not just about bouncing back; it's about nurturing and restoring the body after the incredible feat of childbirth.

We also tackled the taboo topic of postpartum sex, shedding light on why some individuals experience pain during intercourse after giving birth. Lynn's explanation of insertional and deep thrusting pain, coupled with her insights into trauma-informed care, illuminated the multifaceted nature of postpartum healing.


What struck me most about Lynn's approach is her holistic perspective. She doesn't just focus on physical symptoms; she considers the emotional and psychological aspects of childbirth trauma, recognizing their profound impact on the body's healing process.

For anyone navigating postpartum challenges or seeking support in their healing journey, Lynn offers invaluable advice and resources. From exercises to release pelvic tension to trauma-informed therapy sessions, she advocates for self-compassion and seeking professional support when needed.


One message reverberated loud and clear: YOU ARE WORTH INVESTING IN YOURSELF. Healing postpartum isn't just about bouncing back; it's about reclaiming your strength, vitality, and joy in motherhood.


So, to all the mamas, parents, and caregivers out there, remember that you're not alone on this journey. Reach out, seek support, and know that healing is possible. And a huge thank you to Lynn Schulte, PT, for her unwavering commitment to guiding and empowering birthing parents worldwide.


Stay tuned for more inspiring conversations on the Mindful Boom podcast, where we're all about embracing wellness, nurturing self-care, and celebrating the journey to mindful living. Until next time, stay mindful, stay empowered, and keep blooming!


You can find more about Lynn’s work below:

Websites:  Educational Platform:  https://instituteforbirthhealing.com/

Clinical Practice:  https://centerforbirthhealing.com/ 

Directory for Practitioners Trained by Lynn :  https://directory.instituteforbirthhealing.com/


Resources mentioned:


 

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