It is no surprise that your body has to change in many ways to accommodate a full human growing inside it. What is surprising to most are the things that happen to your body during the birthing process and the months following.
For most women, the road to a new normal following childbirth is painful, frustrating, and lonely. It is often not socially comfortable to discuss the fact that now you pee a little every time you jump up and run to your crying infant. You may quietly wonder if you will ever feel "normal" again. However, did you know that 4 out of 10 women report urine leakage at some point during or following childbirth according to University of Colorado's Urogynecology program. More than 20% of first time moms report severe pelvic floor muscle injury following a normal pregnancy and delivery! While it is true that many of the challenges you face following childbirth are "typical" complications of having a child; that does not at all mean that you just have to live with it.
Your collective needs are great and we at The Women's Center are here for it all, from split muscles and tears, to scar management and simply preparing your elongated core muscles to properly support your now post baby body as well as everything in between. Let us help you take your body to its full potential so you can be present in all the ways you want to be. We specialize in providing treatment and education for (but not limited to): -Pelvic girdle joint pain (sacroiliac, pubic symphysis, sacral and coccyx joint dysfunctions) -Lumbar/low back pain (including lumbosacral nerve root irritation/sciatica) -Upper quarter conditions(carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and thoracic outlet syndrome) -Cervical/upper back pain -Muscle spasm/myofascial pain (piriformis, gluteal, paraspinal, abdominal musculature, etc.) -Pelvic floor dysfunction (weakness, pain, improper neuromuscular control and/or incontinence) -Diastasis Recti (gapping between the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle) -Core weakness -Episiotomy scar mobility and pain management -Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse) -Cesarean scar mobility and pain management -Pelvic organ prolapse