Pregnancy is undeniably a wondrous and life-changing experience for every woman. The miraculous 40-week journey can be full of inconveniences as it takes a toll on the body especially on pelvic health. Visiting a physiotherapist while prenatal, pregnant, or postpartum can help both with the prevention and treatment of pain and pelvic issues caused by pregnancy as well as aid in recovery after childbirth.
Here are some of the reasons why women should visit a physiotherapist in pregnancy:
- Preparing for delivery: Many women become less active due to fatigue and lower back pain in this phase of their lives. Unless the Doctor puts her on bed rest, it is very important for them to stay physically active.
Since it puts a lot of weight on pelvic floors, your physiotherapist can help to strengthen it to make the experience of childbirth easier and smoother. He will also educate you on optimal labor and delivery positions, hands-on maneuvers to help alleviate discomfort during labor, and also how to push when the baby is ready to arrive.
2. Assists Posture Changes: Since there is a lot of strain on the body due to increased body mass, changing hormones, and retention of fluids, it can cause alteration of the alignment of the spine and weight-bearing joints that often cause back pain that leads to a change in posture.
A trained Physiotherapist can give you core-stability training to prevent back pain and teach you exercises to keep you fit to protect your joints.
- Recover from postpartum recovery: The postpartum comes with a lot of trauma on the abdominal muscles. It may take up to 6 weeks to fully rehab and get back to the regular activities. Without proper recovery of these muscles, a woman can develop urinary incontinence, low back pain, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with intercourse, and more.
Your physiotherapist can assess and a plan for rehabilitation will assist in the recovery of her pelvic floor.
No doubt, physiotherapy can prepare your body for pregnancy and make it a more enjoyable experience. The trained physiotherapists at PhysioRehab Group can help you increase the quality of your journey by easing your lower back pain, reducing incontinence, and making labor a little easier.