Are you pregnant and worried about the discomforts that come with childbirth? Are you looking for ways to prepare your body for the birthing process and make it as smooth as possible? Look no further!
We understand the importance of preparing for birth. Whether you’re a first-time mom or have gone through childbirth before, it’s essential to prioritize your physical health during pregnancy and beyond. That’s why we offer a range of birth preparation services to help you feel confident and strong throughout your pregnancy journey.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Your Key to a Healthy Pregnancy
When it comes to pregnancy, your pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in supporting your growing baby and ensuring a smooth birth process. These muscles help control bladder and bowel function, as well as sexual sensation. But pregnancy can take a toll on the pelvic floor, leading to issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and even prolapse.
That’s where pelvic floor physical therapy comes in. By working with a qualified therapist, you can learn exercises and techniques to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and prevent common pregnancy-related issues. Additionally, pelvic floor physical therapy can help prepare your body for labor and delivery, making the process smoother and more comfortable.
Birth Preparation Services: What We Offer
At our practice, we offer a range of birth preparation services designed to help you feel confident and empowered throughout your pregnancy journey. Here are just a few of the services we offer:
- Pelvic Floor Assessments
We start each birth preparation journey with a comprehensive pelvic floor assessment. During this assessment, we’ll evaluate your pelvic floor muscle strength and identify any potential issues that may impact your pregnancy or birth process. Based on this assessment, we’ll create a personalized pelvic floor exercise program designed to meet your unique needs.
- Labor and Delivery Preparation
Preparing for labor and delivery can feel overwhelming, but our team is here to help. We offer a variety of services to help you feel ready for the big day, including breathing techniques, labor positions, and pain management strategies. Additionally, we can provide guidance on the use of birthing tools like birthing balls and TENS units.
- Postpartum Care
The postpartum period can be a challenging time for many women, but our team is here to support you. We offer postpartum pelvic floor assessments to ensure your pelvic floor muscles are healing correctly, as well as exercises and techniques to aid in the recovery process. We also offer breastfeeding support and guidance on postpartum self-care.
- Yoga for Birth Preparation
We offer yoga classes specifically designed for birth preparation. These classes focus on gentle, restorative poses that can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and prepare the body for labor and delivery. Additionally, our yoga classes offer a calming, supportive environment to help you relax and connect with your body during pregnancy.
The Benefits of Birth Preparation with a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
There are countless benefits to working with a pelvic floor physical therapist during your pregnancy journey. Here are just a few:
- Improved Pelvic Floor Health
By prioritizing your pelvic floor health during pregnancy, you can prevent issues like urinary incontinence and pelvic pain both during and after pregnancy. Additionally, strong pelvic floor muscles can help prevent prolapse and support overall sexual health.
- Easier Labor and Delivery
By preparing your body for labor and delivery with techniques like breathing and labor positions, you can make the process smoother and more comfortable. Additionally, a strong pelvic floor can help prevent tearing and other birth-related injuries.
- Faster Recovery
By investing in your pelvic floor health during pregnancy, you can ensure a faster, smoother recovery postpartum. This can help you get back to your daily activities faster and with less discomfort.
- Confidence and Empowerment
Preparing for birth can be overwhelming, but working with a pelvic floor physical therapist can help you feel confident and empowered throughout the process. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring you
Get the Support You Need
Whether you’re a first-time mom or have experienced childbirth before, we are here to provide the guidance and support you need to prepare for a healthy delivery. With our help, you can feel confident and empowered as you approach one of the most important experiences of your life.
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“I wish there were more stars I could give! The whole office went above and beyond to get me in when there was some confusion with my referral. My appointment with Dr. Julie Dunn was incredible. It was like a mix of meeting with your knowledgeable doctor and a caring friend. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and Julie gave me amazing tips, tricks and exercises to use before, during and after. I am so grateful to have found TVPH!”
“Dr Chelsea is amazing. I felt safe and empowered through my pregnancy and during my recovery.”