Pregnancy Care and Post Natal

The physical changes to a women’s body as related to pregnancy are multiple. The centre of mass changes, there is more pressure on the organs, and there is increased weight to be carried. All of this in a relatively short span of time often leads to back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.

Before your baby, your body is changing.
We can help with:
• treatment of back or pelvic pain
• general exercise and posture information
• pelvic floor and core stability muscle exercises
• incontinence advice
• bowel function tips to avoid straining and constipation
• support belts, braces or hosiery.

After your baby, your body has changed.
We can help with:

• safe ways to move to avoid strain of joints and muscles
• correct pelvic floor muscle exercises
• information on good bladder and bowel habits
• advice on how to deal with incontinence and constipation
• appropriate abdominal muscle exercises
• advice about back care and treatment of back and pelvic pain
• return to exercise and sport guidelines.

Physiotherapy advice and treatment can assist you to have a happy and healthy pregnancy, and beyond....

Ante Post Natal

The experienced team at Focus on Women can offer expertise, advice and education on the types of changes women can expect during the different stages of pregnancy and the effect these changes will have on the body.

In fact, over two thirds of pregnant women experience back pain, one fifth experience pelvic pain and over 40% experience urinary incontinence in their first pregnancy – with half remaining incontinent at 8 weeks post-partum, and one third experiencing a new onset of incontinence after childbirth.

They provide guidance for general exercise regimes specific to the needs of pregnant women that treat muscle and joint dysfunction while also offering expert advice on postural re-education and management of complications such as breast mastitis.

Postnatal treatment will help women improve pelvic floor strength and control. The team can offer further advice on specific exercises designed to improve core stability and ensure healthy bowel and bladder behavior.