The first few months of motherhood are a wonderful blur of pure love and heady exhaustion. Taking care of yourself throughout this season is vital, not only to your well-being but to the well-being of all those around you including your (sometimes loud, but adorable) new baby.
Pregnancy is something truly magic. In just nine months, a woman’s body will undergo incredible physical and hormonal changes.
As her body softens and expands, abdominal muscles lengthen, digestive and pelvic organs compress and descend to make room for her baby. These changes cause stress on the body, in particular the back, pelvis and pelvic floor.
Equally, childbirth can take an immense toll on her body and quite often the needs of a new baby will overshadow her own.
Early days will be spent feeding, lifting and rocking (don’t we all when holding a newborn?), sleeping in odd positions, eating cold toast and watching re-runs of Sex and the City.
Changes that have occurred during pregnancy and childbirth, coupled with changes in movement patterns and lack of sleep can lead to a long list of aches, pains and discomfort.
The good news? There are many things that can be done to treat and better still, prevent pain & discomfort throughout pregnancy & motherhood.
Some common things we see:
Upper back pain
Lower back pain
Pubic bone pain
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
Abdominal Separation (DRAM)
Pain during intercourse
No referral needed
We can’t stop your ice-cream cravings at 2am, but we can encourage you to be kind to yourself and support you to feel confident, comfortable and strong while you navigate each stage of motherhood.
We also have over 35 small group exercise classes a week that are designed especially for mamas just like you. Take a look at our schedule.