Are you pregnant or have you just had a baby?
If you are pregnant or have just had a baby, congratulations! This is an exciting time, during which your body goes through extraordinary change.
While the changes that happen to your body are a sign of Mother’s Natures work at her finest, they aren’t necessarily all pleasant and comfortable. For instance, did you know that 1 in 2 women experience back or pelvic pain during pregnancy?
When you understand what happens inside your body as your baby develops, you will begin to appreciate why aches and pains are so common.
- Pregnancy hormones relax your joints and ligaments as well your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.
- Your abdominal muscles support the spine. So as your abdominal muscles relax to make space for your growing baby, spinal support is compromised.
- As your baby grows in the uterus it strains and stretches these internal structures.
- Labour, birth and the demands of caring for a newborn put further strain on your body.
The good news is, Physiotherapy can help
The right Physiotherapy can help relieve many aches and pains associated with pregnancy and the postnatal period. And the right pelvic floor exercises have been proven to reduce bladder issues after birth.
Our Pregnancy and Postnatal team consists of Women’s Health Physiotherapists, Tara McKenzie and Sophia Shippam, and Exercise Physiologist, Nicole Armstrong. You will be in expert hands in their care as they help you release any pain and discomfort so you can enjoy this exciting stage of your life.
Pregnancy & postnatal issues we can help you with
- Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Back & Neck Pain
- Pelvic Floor
- Abdominal Muscles
- Perineal Tear & Episiotomy
- Dry Needling
Everything you need under the one roof
Physio and Exercise Physiology to relieve aches and pains isn’t all we offer pregnant and new mums. Our fully qualified and highly experienced Pilates instructors teach:
- Prenatal and birthing skills classes to help you prepare your body for the birthing process, and
- Baby-friendly postnatal classes to help you recover after the birth and bounce back in the best shape possible.
To optimise your pelvic health while pregnant and after giving birth, contact us for a one-on-one appointment with a Women’s Health Physio today.