Let’s get real mommas…The journey to becoming a parent does not end with labor and delivery. There are not only a lot of physical changes that your body goes through, but you are also learning what a whole new normal is for your life and new bundle of joy. As exciting as this journey can be, it can also be a rollercoaster of change. The physical changes our bodies experience after having a child also come with emotional changes, social changes, and relationship changes. Many times your friends, family members and even physicians will prepare you for the changes you will go through when it comes to taking care of your new baby, breast feeding and sleep deprivation, but rarely are you prepared for what to expect from your body after you have a baby. This time period is referred to as “postpartum”. If you are talked to about your new postpartum body, the conversation usually leaves you feeling like you should expect these things to be your new normal.
What if I told you that the separation in your abdomen does not have to be your new normal?
What if I told you that the accidental peeing in your pants does not have to be your new normal?
What if I told you that the low back pain or tailbone pain you feel does not have to be your new normal?
What if I told you that you don’t have to manage all these things on your own?
A Physical Therapist is the golden ticket to your postpartum journey. A physical therapist can help you with the physical changes you experience after having a baby and get you on a great path to feeling better.
You may consider seeing a Physical Therapist after having a baby if you experience:
- Pain in your low back, tail bone, pelvic floor and/or SI joint
- Separation of your abdominal muscle also known as Diastasis Recti
- Accidental leakage when exercising, jumping, coughing, or sneezing also known as Stress Incontinence
- Shoulder or neck pain that comes from holding your child and treat feeding
Remember although many of these symptoms are common after having a baby, that does not mean they are normal, but the good news is you can get relief with the care you receive from your Physical Therapist. Be sure to start your postpartum journey on the right path by contacting your Physical Therapist. Schedule a free phone call consultation, or call 1-888-THERAPY to schedule your postpartum appointment today.
Jackie Giese, LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy Consultants, Inc.
PTC_therapy December 5th, 2018
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