Serving Western MA and Northern CT

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

During pregnancy and postpartum, pelvic floor physical therapy can be used to help manage changes in the pelvic floor due to hormonal and structural changes. It can help to reduce pain, improve bladder and bowel control, and improve sexual function. Pelvic floor physical therapy can also help to improve posture and core stability, which can help to reduce the risk of injury during pregnancy and postpartum.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Conditions We Treat

Pain During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Back pain and sciatica

Round ligament pain

Pubic symphysis dysfunction

Pelvic pain

Tailbone pain

Abdominal Weakness

Diastasis Recti
(also known as an abdominal wall separation)

Abdominal / Core weakness postpartum

Pelvic Organ
Prolapse

Cystocele
(herniation of bladder into vaginal canal)

Rectocele
(herniation of rectum into vaginal canal)

Uterine Prolapse
(herniation of the uterus into vaginal canal)

Urethrocele
(herniation of urethra)

Urinary and
Bowel

Diastasis Recti
(also known as an abdominal wall separation)

Abdominal / Core weakness postpartum

Birth Preparation Services

Our specialty at Renew Health is to keep you pain-free and moving throughout your pregnancy. As you embark on the incredible journey of pregnancy, we invite you to prioritize self-care and prepare your body for childbirth. At Renew Health, we’re here to support you every step of the way, offering a unique and nurturing approach to birth preparation.

What’s Included:

 

  • Learn pregnancy-safe modifications to your current exercise program.
  • Learn how to mitigate discomfort during pregnancy – just because you are pregnant, does not mean you need to be in pain!
  • Screen and monitor for diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Manage urinary frequency and incontinence.
  • Master breathing and pushing mechanics to decrease perineal tearing severity.
  • Learn supported labor positions and partnered positions
  • Understand postpartum healing for both vaginal and c-section deliveries. This goes beyond the standard 6-week check in with your provider.
  • Acquire the skills to return to running, CrossFit, or running around with baby.