Pregnancy & Post-Partum Pelvic Floor

Why do Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy During  Pregnancy?

Do you want to feel more confident going into labour? Do you want to feel empowered while pushing? Do you want to remain more comfortable during pregnancy? Do you want to prevent pelvic floor damage and incontinence postpartum??

Then you need Pelvic Floor Physio!

During Pregnancy, Pelvic Floor physiotherapy can help get your pelvic floor and body prepare for pregnancy, labour, delivery and your postpartum recovery.

Having a pelvic floor that is as strong and flexible as possible is very important for delivery. A weak pelvic floor can make you more susceptible to prolapse, incontinence and make for a more difficult recovery. Having tightness in your pelvic floor can make delivery more difficult and make you more susceptible to tearing. We work on: 

  • Manage/prevent diastasis recti (splitting of abs)
  • Decrease chances/severity of tearing during delivery
  • Decrease changes of prolapse or incontinence during pregnancy and postpartum
  •  Teach you the best practices and methods to push your baby out that protects your pelvic floor
  • Teach you different labour and pushing positions
  • Teach you the stages of labour, what to expect and different relaxation and strategies for each 
  • Perineal massage to decrease chances and severity of tearing
  • Helps you prepare for post-partum
  • Help deal with back or pelvic pain
  • Can help you stay active 

It is recommended you see a pelvic therapist in your second trimester of pregnancy.

If you want to feel more comfortable during pregnancy, and more confident going into labour and push with empowerment, then book an appointment now! 

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Postpartum Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

A post-natal assessment and wellness check is meant for anyone and everyone recovering from pregnancy and birthing. Regardless if you have had problems or not, it's important to get checked out.
Did you know some countries cover postpartum physio as part of their healthcare!!?

An assessment will look for a diastasis recti (splitting of your abdominal muscles), posture, inner and outer core strength, pelvic floor strength, scar tissue, prolapse and lower back and pelvic alignment and mechanics.

We will discuss any issues you may be having like painful intercourse, leaking, core weakness and discuss when it’s safe to return to activity. It is recommended you book an assessment 6 weeks after delivery, after you have been cleared by your medical doctor. Are you more than 6 weeks postpartum and just learning about this now? Don't worry, it's better late than never! 

Is it necessary to see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist if you had a C-section? Yes! No matter how you gave birth, pregnancy puts a lot of stress on your pelvic floor muscles, and your core will be significantly impacted by your caesarean birth.

Who should have an assessment postpartum?? 

Everyone!! No matter if you have issues or not, you should have your postpartum body and pelvic floor assessed. 

What if I had my kids a long time ago? Is it too late? 

Absolutely not! It's never too late to get started :)

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Testimonials

Clare M

I’m so glad I decided to see Carly for pelvic physiotherapy during my second pregnancy! She gave me exercises to manage bladder symptoms during my pregnancy, help prepare for a very smooth labour and delivery, and regain muscle strength and function postpartum. She was always professional and recommended regimens that were realistic to fit into life with a toddler and a newborn, which made it easier for me to actually do them. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is pregnant or postpartum!

Caela L

Carly was such an important part of my pregnancy!! I had one goal throughout my pregnancy - don’t pee myself and with the help of Carly, that goal was accomplished! I had no idea what to expect walking into pelvic floor physiotherapy but I am so glad I connected with Carly! Carly is incredibly knowledgeable about connecting your pelvic floor with your diaphragm and is able to incorporate the exercises into your daily routines. I had no idea I was breathing backwards this whole time! Carly makes it really easy to work on your pelvic floor muscles and I couldn’t be happier working with her. I will definitely be following up postpartum to continue working on this important and often forgotten about part of my body!

Melanie P

Carly helped me with my pelvic floor after having 2 kids. Her friendly demeanour and very informative knowledge helped me feel comfortable to ask any questions I had without feeling silly. She also helped me get my body back to a great starting point to begin working out and back to start running. Highly recommend!

Michelle H

I saw Carly for pelvic floor physio during my pregnancy and being a first time mom she was so great at helping me better understand my body during pregnancy/labour and helped me use the right exercises to get me back to fitness goals after my baby was born! Highly recommend!

Caitlin J

100% would recommend! Carly has been helping me with pelvic floor issues after having my first child. The knowledge and expertise she has is amazing! I started seeing improvement very quickly! I would absolutely recommend her to all mama's!!!

Heather K

Working with Carly helped me feel so much more prepared on what to expect with delivery and the tips she gave me to use while pushing and giving birth helped so much!! I had 2 postpartum visits, one at 6 weeks where she assessed my postpartum body and pelvic floor and gave me some exercises to work on. I had a second visit about a month later. I luckily didn't have any problems with prolapse or my bladder. It was all SO helpful!! 

Angela C

I worked with Carly during my visits for pelvic floor treatments while pregnancy. She was extremely friendly and very informative. Will definitely be going back for additional treatments after the baby!!

Harleigh H

Carly has been a HUGE help for me while I prepare to give birth. Highly recommended. Clean, welcoming office.

Kelly P

After only two appointments with Carly, the steps and exercises she gave me have helped me tremendously with the my prolapse and heavy bulging feeling I had in my pelvic floor. I can’t believe that following her guidance and spending only 5-10 minutes a day could make this much of a difference. Thank you Carly for all your support!

Nicole S

Seeing Carly for pelvic floor physiotherapy twice in preparation before labour was extremely helpful for me. She explains the anatomy of the female reproductive system in an easy-to-understand way, that helps make the home care exercises she suggests very accessible. I felt much more confident for labour and delivery because of Carly. My whole experience at the clinic felt supportive, thorough and very safe. I would recommend Carly to anyone looking for support while trying to conceive, during pregnancy and post-partum, I just couldn’t imagine doing it without her!

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