From New Mum to Super Mum - Post Birth Recovery
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From New Mum to Super Mum – Post Birth Recovery

6-week postpartum checkup

From New Mum to Super Mum – Post Birth Recovery

If you are a new mum, you are often jumping between two extremities. From excitement to exhaustion, from thinking “Woohoo I am a new mum”, to “Phew I am a new mum”. You might also start to think childbirth was the easier part, and yes that’s true!

It’s the recovery that’s harder and physiotherapy can be an excellent way to help you recover from childbirth, and regain your strength, mobility, and overall wellness.

Tips for post-birth recovery

Here are some tips for utilising physiotherapy for strong post-birth recovery:

  •  Start early:  Start physiotherapy as soon as possible after childbirth. A women’s health physiotherapist can help you to establish an exercise program that is safe and effective for your post birth recovery.
  • Pelvic floor exercises: Pelvic floor muscles are often weakened during childbirth, which can lead to incontinence and other issues. Pelvic floor exercises can help to strengthen these muscles and improve bladder control.
  • Abdominal exercises: Abdominal muscles are stretched and weakened during pregnancy and childbirth, which can cause back pain and instability. Your physiotherapist can guide you through exercises that will help you to regain core strength and stability.
  • Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise can help to improve cardiovascular health and overall fitness. Your physiotherapist can help you to choose exercises that are safe and appropriate for your level of fitness and recovery.
  • Posture: Poor posture can cause back pain and other issues. Your physiotherapist can help you to improve your posture through exercises and guidance on body mechanics.
  • Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding can cause strain on the neck, shoulders, and back. Your physiotherapist can help you to maintain good posture while breastfeeding and recommend exercises to help alleviate pain and tension.
  • Rest and recovery: It is important to give your body time to rest and recover after childbirth. Your physiotherapist can recommend restorative exercises and techniques to help you relax and reduce stress.

Remember to always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any exercise program, especially during the postpartum period. Your physiotherapist can work with your healthcare provider to ensure that you are progressing safely and effectively in your recovery. With the right guidance and support, you can become a super mom and enjoy a healthy and active post-birth recovery!

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