PREGNANCY & POSTNATAL

The demands of pregnancy and childbirth can have long term impacts on your pelvic floor, especially for women with multiple births, instrumental births (forceps etc.), a long second stage of labour (1hr +), severe perineal tearing or babies over 4kg. A pelvic floor assessment post birth can reduce the risk of prolapse and other pelvic related issues later in life.

Our women’s health physios are specifically trained in the management of pregnancy and postnatal related:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower back Pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain – this can often be from carrying a new baby around and positioning during breast feeding
  • Leaking from the bladder and bowels
  • Frequent urination
  • Prolapse (often described as a ‘heaviness’ or ‘dragging’ sensation)
  • Abdominal separation following pregnancy
  • Preparing the pelvic floor for birth
  • Pelvic floor and abdominal rehabilitation
  • Safe exercise programs during pregnancy (individual and group sessions available)
  • Return to exercise assessment following child birth