PREVENTATIVE CARE! PREVENTATIVE CARE!
Women that use our guide can learn about the musculoskeletal/postural changes that will occur throughout pregnancy. Before birth, women can learn about proper body mechanics and posture, pelvic stabilization exercises, and stretching. The pelvic floor muscle training is a fundamental part in preparing for later pregnancy and delivery! Awareness of your pelvic floor assists in a vaginal birth. The guide teaches you how to strengthen the pelvic floor but also in the third trimester helps to learn how to relax the pelvic floor. As the baby travels down the birth canal you will want to be able to relax the pelvic floor during the contractions. Between contractions, it is helpful to know how to maintain some tone so the baby does not sneak back the other way and lose progress during delivery.
MANY other countries strongly encourage and sometimes require for postpartum moms to see a women’s health physical therapist (like Krystle!) six weeks after birth to get their pelvic floor evaluated. THAT is how important pelvic floor health is. We want to spread the word, empowering you to make smart decisions regarding this critical women’s health issue.
There is a relatively common misconception that fit people have stronger pelvic floors. They are exposed to MORE physical stresses, which predisposes them to learn compensatory strategies such as using their abdominal and back muscles. This actually causes their pelvic floors to be more vulnerable. SO even if you are a fit sister, you need a workout plan for your pelvic floor.