Due to the demand that pregnancy and childbirth put on our bodies it is no wonder we commonly suffer from problems either during pregnancy, or following childbirth. Unfortunately, due to a lack of information and knowledge, many mums to be or new mums have no idea that they can do something about their problems, and that they are certainly not alone!
Many women are left with a feeling that their bodies are inadequate or that they did something wrong when they find they are suffering with pelvic related problems especially when they are told that the pain they are experiencing is “just normal pregnancy pains”, or that “leaking is just a part of getting older”. However, did you know that….
- 50 to 70% of women suffer from pain around their lower back and pelvis during pregnancy.
- 52% of women have related pelvic floor dysfunction
- 30 to 50% of women have urinary incontinence during pregnancy
- 1 in 2 women will suffer from vaginal prolapse following vaginal childbirth.
Separation of the abdominal muscles is a common condition after some pregnancies
But even better, did you know that there are things you can do to help all these issues
How we can help:
There are many safe and effective treatment options available to help reduce or eliminate pain you maybe experiencing, making pregnancy a more enjoyable experience. Be nurtured will tailor your treatment to suit your individual needs and goals. We can help to reduce your risk of suffering from the pelvic floor related problems pregnancy and childbirth can bring to some women.
Pelvic floor muscle weakness can be very common during pregnancy and after having your baby. During pregnancy the growing baby puts increasing pressure through the pelvic floor muscles and some women may experience loss of bladder or bowel control. Carrying out pelvic floor muscle exercises during your pregnancy can help to reduce this risk. If you are like most women then you maybe unsure if you are carrying out these exercises effectively; Be Nurtured can offer you this reassurance.
If you have recently given birth to your baby then we also offer the ‘New Mummy MOT’ where you will be fully assessed for any current or potential problems related to your posture, possible abdominal wall separation or pelvic floor dysfunction. To find out more don’t hesitate to get in touch at our contact us page.