When it comes to pre- and postnatal health, our goal is to empower women with the knowledge and guidance needed to meet the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth. Although natural events, recovering from pregnancy and childbirth can require time and attention, which can be very limited when a new baby has recently arrived or is on its way.
Our physiotherapists are trained to guide women through these experiences, treating:
- Pain in the low back, abdomen, groin, pubic bone, buttocks, legs, pelvis, vagina, or rectum,
- Changes in physical function, such as difficulty rolling over, walking, carrying young children, or getting in/out of a vehicle
- Separation of the abdominals (diastasis recti)
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Fecal and urinary incontinence or retention
- Pain with intercourse
- Vaginal varicose veins
- Scarring from C-section, tearing, or episiotomy
Women’s bodies change a lot during and after pregnancy, and many women are unsure which changes are to be expected following this major life event. Please note that during and after pregnancy:
- You should not leak urine, gas, or stool when you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift, jump, or run,
- You should not have ongoing pelvis or back pain,
- You should not feel pressure or heaviness in your vagina or rectum,
- You should not have pain during intercourse
If you experience any of these issues, or any other concerns associated with your pregnancy or postnatal recovery, we encourage you to book an appointment with one of our physiotherapists, at any time before or after childbirth.
In addition to one-on-one physiotherapy services, we are pleased to offer Prenatal and Core Mom PhysioPilates exercise classes, specifically designed to meet the needs of new and future moms.