Nurturing New Beginnings: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy for Expectant and New Moms

 

Congratulations on the impending arrival of your precious little one! As you embark on this incredible journey of motherhood, we understand that your focus is primarily on nurturing and caring for your newborn. However, amidst the joy and excitement, it’s essential to prioritize your well-being, especially concerning pelvic health physical therapy.

Pregnancy and childbirth bring about profound changes to your body, particularly in the pelvic region. While the miracle of birth is a beautiful experience, it can also leave behind a range of physical challenges that may impact your comfort, function, and quality of life. From pelvic pain and discomfort, pelvic organ prolapse, to urinary incontinence, diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation) and pelvic floor weakness, these issues are common among new moms but are not something you have to endure silently.  Cesarean birth, likewise, can result in muscle inhibition, scar tissue or core muscle weakness that will benefit from skilled therapy to help you return to the life you want.

woman with c-section scar laying on a bed with newborn baby

 

At Evolve Physical Therapy, we recognize the unique needs of new moms and offer specialized Pelvic Health Physical Therapy services to support your postpartum recovery journey. Led by our experienced pelvic health expert, Lorena Turner, PT, DPT, our program is tailored to address the specific concerns and challenges new mothers face.

 

One of the most common issues new moms encounter is pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvic floor muscles support your pelvic organs, maintain bladder and bowel control, and facilitate sexual function. However, the strain of pregnancy and childbirth can weaken these muscles, leading to a range of symptoms, including urinary leakage, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse.  Sometimes, pelvic floor muscles respond by staying too tight or spasming which also causes pain with intercourse and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels completely.

 

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Pelvic Health Physical Therapy for new moms focuses on restoring strength, function, and balance to the pelvic floor and other core muscles. We aim to help you regain control, alleviate discomfort, and optimize your pelvic health through gentle exercises, manual therapy techniques, and targeted rehabilitation strategies.

See Our Post: 5 Great Exercises For Week One Postpartum [WITH VIDEO] 

 

postpartum exercising with a physical therapist for pelvic health

 

Every new mom’s journey is unique, so our treatment approach is highly individualized and personalized to your specific needs and goals. Whether you’re struggling with postpartum pain, experiencing bladder or bowel dysfunction, or simply seeking guidance on how to care for your pelvic health, our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way.

See Our Post: Benefits Of Postpartum Physical Therapy

 

two mothers with their babies

 

Moreover, our Pelvic Health Physical Therapy program goes beyond symptom management. We believe in empowering new moms with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive physically, emotionally, and mentally during this transformative time. From posture and body mechanics to lifestyle modifications and self-care practices, we provide comprehensive education and support to help you navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood with confidence and resilience.

 

As you embark on this beautiful journey of motherhood, remember that your well-being matters. You deserve to feel strong, comfortable, and empowered as you embrace the incredible role of a new mom. At Evolve Physical Therapy, we’re here to support, nurture, and help you thrive every step of the way.

 

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New Pelvic Health blogs will be arriving in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Sherwood clinic to learn more about our Pelvic Health Physical Therapy services for new moms or to schedule an appointment with Lorena Turner, PT, DPT.