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Painful Sex Post Partum

Painful Sex Post Partum

Painful Sex Post Partum


There are many changes that happen after having a baby.  Some are expected and some are not.  It is estimated that 20-30% of women experience painful intercourse postpartum (MacDonald et al, 2015).  There are a number of reasons why sex can hurt postpartum and unfortunately many women suffer in silence when there are a number of treatment options available.

In the course “Post Partum Pain with Sex”, Beth Halford a registered pelvic health physiotherapist, outlines some common reasons why we see an increase in painful intercourse postpartum.  The course also goes over some techniques you can try at home to help alleviate your symptoms.  It includes 3 exercise videos that focus on a combination of breathwork, stretching, strengthening, and motor patterning she uses in the clinic with clients who are suffering from painful intercourse. 

The instructors
Beth Halford
PT DPT, BKin, FCAMPT; Registered Pelvic Health Physiotherapist/Clinic Owner

Beth is a Registered Physiotherapist, having achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and her Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. Beth focuses her practice on pelvic floor and orthopedic physiotherapy with an interest in post partum rehab in elite athletes as well as weekend warriors and fitness enthusiasts.

Beth practices in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. She is the owner and founder of KW Pelvic Health which is a full service physiotherapy clinic that has a mission to help women and men maintain their active lifestyles while finding solutions to their pelvic health challenges.

A lifetime endurance athlete and yoga instructor, Beth enjoys many sports. A former captain of the McMaster University women’s swimming team, she remains an avid swimmer. She also enjoys running and cycling. She currently competes in long-distance triathlons and running, having qualified for the Boston marathon 3x (2015, 2016, 2019) and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships (2014, 2018, 2020). She has also completed multiple Ironmans with a personal best 3rd place finish at Ironman Mont Tremblant in 2019. Beth loves being active and is the proud mother to a young daughter and son.

Course Material included in this course
Programs included in this course
  • Painful Sex Post Partum