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  • Kristen Redhead

Pregnancy & Postpartum Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Updated: Jun 27, 2023


Who Would Benefit from Pelvic Health Physiotherapy?


Anyone experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (pressure/heaviness/bulging sensations in the vagina)

  • Urinary or Fecal Incontinence (leakage)

  • Diastasis Recti Abdominis (abdominal separation)

  • Painful Intercourse

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (pain in the pubic symphysis, tailbone, hips, back)

  • Difficulty exercising or returning to exercise during pregnancy or postpartum

  • Bowel/Bladder Dysfunction

  • C-Section Pain / Abdominal Pain

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists in an Edmonton Physiotherapy Clinic

What About Preventative Physiotherapy Care?


Pregnant & postnatal women without symptoms can also book a pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment for preventative health. Research shows that perinatal pelvic floor physiotherapy can reduce the risk of urinary incontinence.


  • During pregnancy we recommend booking your first “birth prep” appointment in your second trimester to discuss pelvic floor training and exercise modifications.

  • Usually we see you again in your third trimester to discuss pain management strategies, pushing techniques/positions and perineal stretching to prepare for birth.

  • We highly recommend booking a physiotherapy assessment around 6 weeks postpartum.

    • At this appointment we screen for diastasis and prolapse and discuss return to exercise and intimacy.

  • Some of our physiotherapists can also provide breastfeeding support. Please contact us if any feeding issues arise.



 

Interested in Learning More About Our Other Perinatal Health Services?

Prenatal Massage

Naturopathic Medicine

Prenatal Class

Chiropractic Care


 

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