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How can pelvic physical therapy improve pregnancy and delivery?

Pelvic PTs are the pregnancy experts - we want to help you have a more comfortable pregnancy, a smoother delivery, and prevent postpartum issues after delivery!



How can pelvic physical therapy improve pregnancy and delivery?
 

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1.  Have a more comfortable pregnancy


Working with a pelvic floor physical therapist throughout your pregnancy can reduce or eliminate issues like back pain, hand or foot pain, painful intercourse, lightning crotch, pubic symphysis pain, swelling in the legs, and more!

You don’t have to just suffer throughout pregnancy.  And then act as if the marathon effort of delivery is going to help these symptoms?  They don’t just magically go away after the baby comes, they linger into postpartum.  And now you have a little one to pick up, nurse, carry and eventually chase around.

Nothing gets easier to treat the longer we let symptoms linger.  


2.  Prepare for labor


The muscles of the pelvic floor have to be able to relax and stretch to allow the baby to pass through.  If they are tight - because of how you’ve been moving, exercising, low back pain you’ve had, or other reasons - it will make delivery more difficult.


Your pelvic PT will work with you on things like perineal massage, finding the best labor positions for you, breathing and other birth prep techniques to ensure you’re ready for delivery.


3.  Prevent postpartum issues and establish care


We want to do everything we can to prevent postpartum issues from cropping up.  And by working with a pelvic PT before you deliver, you’ll already have someone who knows your body and can help you postpartum.PelvicSanity


Healthy Pregnancy Program (HPP)


At PelvicSanity, we have a full Healthy Pregnancy Program (HPP) our patients go through.  We recommend coming in early in your second trimester to get started.  We usually see patients about once a month through the second trimester and then more frequently as we move into the third.

We want to have completed birth prep by 37 weeks so you’re prepared if you go into labor.

How can pelvic physical therapy improve pregnancy and delivery?

As Nicole said in the full 'sode of the podcast on this topic...


"Pelvic PTs are the pregnancy experts - we want to help you have a more comfortable pregnancy, a smoother delivery, and prevent postpartum issues after delivery!" -Nicole Cozean, Pelvic Sanity

If you’re dealing with pelvic health issues, make sure you join our free FB support group (Finding Pelvic Sanity), follow us for more information on Instagram (@pelvicsanity) and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for wherever you get your podcasts!


 

Who are we at PelvicSanity?


At PelvicSanity, it's our mission to support patients with pelvic pain and pelvic floor symptoms, regardless of where you live. We can help with:

- In-person treatment for those in Southern California at the PelvicSanity clinic

- Immersive Out-of-Town program for those able to travel

- Remote Consultations to get you expert 1:1 help, advice and an action plan

- Online patient courses on Interstitial Cystitis and Movement for Pelvic Health

- A Facebook support group for patients called Finding Pelvic Sanity.


 


Nicole Cozean

Dr. Nicole Cozean is the founder of PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Orange County, CA. PelvicSanity treats patients from all over the world with remote consultations and the Immersive Out of Town Program. She also runs Pelvic PT Rising, training other pelvic PTs to better serve patients.


Named Physical Therapist of the Year, Dr. Nicole is author of the award-winning book The Interstitial Cystitis Solution and the first PT to serve on the ICA Board of Directors, Her passion is helping those with pelvic health issues - regardless of where they live - find lasting relief.

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