Have you heard of perineal massage to help prepare your pelvic floor for birth?
It may help decrease tearing and also mentally prepare you for the stretching feeling during birth.
Included in the video are two techniques that I teach my prenatal clients.
If you find perineal massage very painful, or have pain with intercourse, pelvic exams or inserting a tampon - seeing a pelvic health physiotherapist can help you release tension in your pelvic floor which can resolve your pain and help prepare yo...
(This blog was originally posted here when I was pregnant.)
The number one question I hear from my postpartum clients is, "Why did no one tell me this when I was pregnant?"
As a pelvic floor physiotherapist, I have the opportunity to work with women during pregnancy and the postpartum stages of life on a daily basis. Some women come in because of issues they're currently experiencing such as incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse or diastasis (abdominal separation), while others come in to prevent these...