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That's So Maven by The Healthy Maven

That's So Maven is a weekly health and wellness podcast from blogger Davida Kugelmass of The Healthy Maven. That's so Maven interviews "mavens" and shakers in the health, wellness and business spheres helping to tackle some of life's biggest challenges in leading a balanced and intentional lifestyle. This podcast is meant to inspire, entertain and above all — find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone in your struggles.
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Dec 28, 2016

Episode 4 — Beyond Kegels: What Does Reproductive Health Really Mean?

 

Today we talk with Elise Maxwell from OVA Woman, a hub for women to find the most innovative women's intimate health products, such as menstrual cups and absorbent underwear.

 

We talk about:

-How did Elise become interested in reproductive health?

-How Elise started OVA Woman.

-What’s the lowdown on pelvic floor health and why it is important.

-What are kegels and why you need to do more than just those to strengthen the pelvic floor.

-How a lot of women are impacted by pelvic floor health but they don’t know.

-Are men impacted by pelvic floor health as well?

-What are long-term implications for ignoring your pelvic floor health?

-How practicing good pelvic health can prevent surgery later on.

-What are the regulations around feminine hygiene products and why should you care?

-How the ingredients in feminine hygiene products could be affecting you.

-Tips for how you can change your feminine hygiene routine if you’re having issues with dryness, irritability, etc.

-What are alternatives to tampons and maxi pads?

-What are the best feminine hygiene products on the market?

-How can you try a new feminine hygiene routine without feeling intimidated or scared?

-What feminine hygiene products Elise recommends.

-What are the best brands of menstrual cups?

-How to bring up feminine hygiene routines with your friends to get the conversation going.

-Who Elise looks up to in business.

-What one health habit Elise could never give up.

-What Elise would tell her 20-year-old self.

-What Elise hopes her 50-year-old self tells her.

 

Links:
The Healthy Maven Tribe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thmtribe/

Season 1 Survery (and win a $50 Amazon gift card): https://goo.gl/forms/hqeole4xczau1jNX2

BWOM App: https://www.b-wom.com/en/

FDA regulation on tampons and their verdict on asbestos and dixoin: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PatientAlerts/ucm070003.htm

Protest for more transparency on ingredients: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/business/under-pressure-feminine-product-makers-disclose-ingredients.html

Ova article on LENA cup: http://ovawoman.com/blogs/ova-stories/115131334-two-thumbs-up-for-the-lena-cup

Ova article on tips for trying the cup for the first time: http://ovawoman.com/blogs/ova-stories/89731846-5-tips-for-trying-the-menstrual-cup

 

Follow Elise and OVA Woman:
Elise’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elise.maxwell.1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OVAWoman



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