Physical Therapy for Pregnancy

Labor is a dance between you and your baby 

PT during pregnancy can facilitate a smoother birth and optimize postpartum recovery

Indications for physical therapy during pregnancy

  • Current and/or history of low back, pelvic girdle or hip pain

  • Current and/or history of urinary incontinence, pelvic discomfort

  • Any abdominal surgery (eg. laparoscopic and cesarean section)

  • Previous injury to the tailbone or pelvis

  • Previous pregnancies

  • Painful intercourse and/or vaginal exams

  • Constipation

Each of these things are a possible indication that there is inefficiency 

in the abdomen, bony pelvis and/or pelvic floor.

Addressing these dysfunction during pregnancy will facilitate a

smoother birth and support efficient postpartum healing

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Benefits of physical therapy during pregnancy

  • Prepare your body for labor

  • Facilitate optimal baby position in utero

  • Learn how to effectively push!

  • Learn different birthing positions 
  • Minimize the risk of developing a diastasis recti
  • Decrease risk of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and prolapse
  • Reduce or eliminate pain (back pain, hip pain, pelvic floor pain, rib pain, ect)
  • Set yourself up for an efficient recovery postpartum