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.

 

  • During pregnancy and childbirth postural changes, muscle imbalances and altered alignment occur. Most women experience weakness in the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles with reduced core strength and stability. 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.
  • Post delivery, it is common to experience pain and discomfort in the pelvic area. This can be due to many factors such as episiotomy and use of interventions which can place alot of pressure and trauma on the pelvic floor and associated muscles. It is important to allow the body time to heal and recover.
  • 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 essential to recover and re-educate your postnatal body to improve your overall symptoms and wellbeing.

 

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