I tell people Six-to-eight months after giving birth, I was surprised to still be experiencing excruciating vaginal pain, particularly during intercourse. My OB informed me during an exam that my birth tear/stitches and scarring had healed too tightly and that physical therapy was recommended to ease my discomfort. I had no idea pelvic floor/post-labor physical therapists even existed, let alone that I would have to go through something like this. It sounded scary and invasive. I confided in a friend that I needed to explore physical therapy options and she recommended Meredy Parker with glowing feedback – she had gone for successful treatment of her own post-birth recovery issues. I made my first visit and was pleasantly surprised by how warm, welcoming and comfortable Meredy made me feel. She completely understands that pelvic floor therapy can be embarrassing for patients and has excellent bedside manner. I felt like I was talking with a friend during my appointments and my uneasiness about why I was there slipped away. Through my treatments and at-home exercises, my pain began to subside. I really looked forward to my visits, which helped me feel like myself again.