Melissa's Biography

Dr. Keras-Donaghy specializes in all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain- treating women, men, adolescents and children- male and female urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence, biofeedback assessment and treatment, post-surgical treatment, pre-natal and post-partum pain and dysfunction, post-mastectomy and breast cancer rehabilitation. She is a Certified Lymphatic Therapist treating all aspects of Lymphedema including upper extremity, trunk and lower extremity lymphedema in men, women and children. She is also nationally certified through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).

Melissa's Full Circle Blog Articles

The Little Leaks Your Mother Never Told You About: Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor

Melissa Keras-Donaghy
January 2, 2014

By Choicesinchildbirth It’s the elephant in the room: pregnancy-induced stress incontinence (SI). Did you know that 1 in 3 new moms experience light bladder leaks for at least 5 years after giving birth? Stress incontinence refers to the accidental loss of urine during physical stress such as laughing, sneezing, or exercising. Many women experience stress incontinence during pregnancy, and the severity and duration can vary greatly. So will it happen to you? The incidence of SI is low in the …