What can physical therapy do for you during pregnancy?
You don't have to have symptoms to seek physical therapy care while pregnant. We’re here to give you the guidance you need to address or prevent any of these issues while optimizing your movement, strength, and activity during pregnancy. Pregnancy is often a confusing time for most with a lot of conflicting information floating around the internet and a lot of unsolicited advice from anyone and everyone (right?!). It is our goal to empower you with information and a plan to optimize your pregnancy journey.
We help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible so you can have a more informed childbirth and more preparation for your postpartum healing. We will guide you in your daily activity, workouts, home exercise program, aches and pains, as well as help you prepare for labor/delivery and 4th trimester.
- Tailbone pain
- Low back pain
- Hip pain
- Pubic symphysis pain
- Round ligament pain
- Sacroiliac (SI joint) pain
- Numbness/tingling in the legs or feet
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary frequency or urgency
- Pain or discomfort with sex
Preparing for birth can feel overwhelming. There’s so much going on with your growing body, your baby, the big event itself and everything on the horizon after birth. That’s where we come in. We are here to help you prepare for the birth you want and optimize your postpartum healing so you can focus on what matters most. We help prepare for every type: medicated and unmedicated vaginal, Cesarean, and home births. We also help you prepare for the unexpected so you have the tools and confidence you need going into birth. It’s our role to:
- Minimize birth injury
- Improve your pushing efficiency with vaginal birth
- Optimize postpartum healing
- Provide you with a return-to-activity plan for postpartum
- Increase your confidence with birth and your 4th trimester
In your sessions we will teach you how to perform perineal stretching, how to push for vaginal births, breathe and move through labor, give you exercises to maintain core and pelvic floor strength and help your body adjust as you progress through your pregnancy, coordinate your core and pelvic floor to optimize your postpartum healing, and provide you with a return-to-activity plan for your early 4th trimester.
If you are pregnant and aren’t sure if this is for you, we recommend scheduling a phone consultation with one of our physical therapists to learn more <3