Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and continues to change postnatally.

As a new mother it is inevitable you will be feeling anxious about these changes and your recovery.

  • Following childbirth most women experience weakness in the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles with reduced core strength and stability.
  • Post delivery, it is also common to experience pain and discomfort in the pelvic area. This can be due to many factors such as episiotomy and the use of interventions which can place a lot of pressure and trauma on the pelvic floor and associated muscles.
  • 1 in 3 women experience postnatal urinary incontinence. 30% are still experiencing painful intercourse at 6 months and 60% will have non-optimal abdominal separation at 6 weeks post childbirth.

It is important to address any issues that occur at this time so as to prevent problems such as leaking, back pain, pelvic pain, heaviness or dragging, prolapse,  incontinence and abdominal separation later in life.