Pregnancy & Postpartum

From Bump, to Birth and Beyond!

We are here to help support you throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Contact us to learn more about how we can help if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Pubic symphysis pain

  • Back, shoulder, hip or buttock pain

  • Sciatica

  • Rib pain or discomfort

  • Abdominal or groin pain

  • Round Ligament pain

  • Diastasis Recti Abdominis

  • Postpartum scar pain or discomfort - (perineal tears, cesarean scar)

  • Vulvar, vaginal or clitoral pain

  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs

  • Difficulty with bladder or bowel control

  • Tailbone pain

  • Clogged milk duct or mastitis pain

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Birth Preparation

Whether you are feeling great during your pregnancy, or have been struggling with pain and discomfort, you have found the right place to feel empowered throughout pregnancy and birth. Here is how we can help:

  • Help you understand what exercises are safe during pregnancy or to modify your current routine.

  • Work with you on minimizing your chances of developing pain or incontinence during pregnancy or in the postpartum period.

  • Empower you to learn how to push, prepare your perineal tissues for delivery, and to learn labor and delivery positions to protect your pelvic floor.

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The transition from pregnancy to the 4th trimester (postpartum period) is significant.

 

A physical therapist can help with gentle healing and recovery starting at 2 weeks postpartum. If you are experiencing more immediate pain, call as soon as you are able and we will do our best to collaborate with your health care providers or birth team to determine if physical therapy is an appropriate first response.

In a postpartum visit we will:

  • Support you in hearing your birth experience and how you’re adjusting to the new phase of life.

  • Demonstrate gentle belly breathing for stress relief and abdominal recovery.

  • Discuss changes in posture and offer tips on any necessary adjustments.

  • Demonstrate stretches and exercises to begin gentle healing of the pelvic floor.

  • If necessary, discuss c-section recovery and scar healing.