Specialized Services For Pre/Post-Natal Women

Being pregnant and giving birth is one of the most rewarding experiences but can put tremendous strain on your pelvic floor muscles.  As your uterus grows, then has to shrink, muscles move, other conditions present themselves, etc., its no wonder that many women experience incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, and more.

Research shows that more than 50% of pregnant women experience pelvic girdle pain.  In addition, more than 1 in 4 of these women then continue to have chronic postpartum pelvic pain. 

Many women find that both before and after childbirth they don't have the same control that they used to have.  In addition, a lot of women don't discuss this issue with their doctor as they think its normal to leak after giving birth.

At The Functional Pelvis, we specialize in helping pre- and post-natal women regain and develop pelvic floor strength so that you can stop worrying about leaking and start fully participating in life again.



Post-Natal Women

  • Are you leaking urine or stool when you laugh, cough, sneeze or lift your baby?
  • Do your pelvic floor muscles feel less strong now that you have delivered your baby?
  • Did you give birth through C Section?
  • Was there a vacuum assist delivery?
  • Did you tear during vaginal birth?

Then Pelvic Floor Therapy is right for you!

Some unique advantages to our program include:

Why worry about scrambling to a stuffy doctors's office after you give birth to address these concerns? Why worry about childcare? Let us come to you and help care for you in the privacy and convenience of your own home.


Birthing Preparation

To better prepare for labor, we recommend a birthing preparation program.

  • Learn Diaphragmatic breathing techniques to ensure optimal functioning during labor, and to help ease of bowel and bladder functions throughout the pregnancy and post delivery.
  • Biofeedback is used to help find the best birthing positions for your delivery. Biofeedback will be able to show you the positions where your pelvic floor is more relaxed, thereby depicting the best position to deliver your baby. 
  • Learn how to access the full range of motion of your pelvic floor.  We hear about squeezing your pelvic floor muscles but it's just an important to know how to let them go - especially in labor. You will become an expert in this.

We will also discuss what you can do the first 6 weeks after delivery including how to use proper body mechanics when caring for your newborn thereby protecting your body as well.

A good pelvic health therapy program can prevent many complications related to pregnancy and delivery; we will provide that for you.


 

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