Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD, has hailed Below Your Belt as "a great book and should be in the hands of every girl on planet Earth! Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!!”
-Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times
bestseller: Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the
Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health
Way more than a book about first periods and changing bodies, Below Your Belt
teaches young girls about the WHOLE picture – about the other things going on "down there" besides menstruation.
Our goal in creating Below Your Belt
is to help girls be strong from the inside out, as they participate in sports; establish habits surrounding bathroom behaviors, hygiene, and nutrition; and head into young adulthood with a new understanding and connection to their pelvic region.
Why is this so important?
• Studies have shown that millions of girls already experience symptoms around compromised pelvic health including UTIs and constipation. These symptoms alone can follow girls into adulthood, creating negative bladder and bowel conditions, not to mention the discomfort they may feel now – and the discomfort they have in talking about it!
• Pelvic health disorders (PHDs) affect 1 out of 3 women in the US, and cost Americans over 65 billion dollars per year for the care and treatment of many largely preventable issues. Empowering girls with knowledge now may begin to diminish the rising costs of women's pelvic healthcare.
• Most importantly, teaching our girls to "be large and in charge of their own pelvic region" will help them avoid the physical pain and social isolation that can accompany poor pelvic health - and instead, thrive with vibrant quality of life.
Touring the parts of the pelvic region, beginning with a look back in time and ending with a Queen's coronation, tween and teen girls will take a journey through pelvic bones and muscles, bladder and bowel health, ovulation and periods, exercises, hygiene, and more.
For girls ages 10 – 14, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and caregivers