Prenatal and Postpartum Care
Birth-givers can start to feel uncomfortable and experience severe back pain, sciatica, pubic pain or other dysfunctions related to the new demands on their body. Birth-givers can benefit from physical therapy that may combine manual treatment with an individualized exercise plan. The use of proper body mechanics and postural education also support women during these months. After delivery, separation of the abdominal muscles or pubic bone pain can occur, and perineal or C-section scarring can be slow to heal. Postpartum care can encourage the natural healing process and provide new mothers with guidance on how best to care for themselves while meeting the new physical challenges of caring for baby.