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Pelvic Floor Therapy In Pregnancy

Pelvic Floor Therapy in Pregnancy

Pelvic floor refers to a group of muscles that form a sling-like support system at the bottom of the pelvis. The journey of pregnancy brings incredible changes to a woman's body.  It's often described as a hammock because it stretches across the opening of the pelvic cavity, cradling and supporting a woman’s bladder, uterus & rectum. During pregnancy, the increasing weight of the baby puts significant strain on the pelvic floor muscles.

Pregnancy effect on pelvic floor muscles

Challenges faced during pregnancy & the Complications

·  Urinary incontinence (leakage) 

·  Pelvic pain

·  Constipation

·  Back pain

>> The weakened muscles may struggle to hold urine, especially with coughing, sneezing, or laughter and lead to unwanted dripping of urine & this condition is termed as Urinary Incontinence.

>> The pressure on the muscles can cause discomfort in the lower back, groin, or around the vagina and this can lead to pelvic pain.

>> Weakened pelvic floor muscles can make it harder to empty the bowels effectively and this can aggravate the condition of constipation during pregnancy.

To counter the grave issues and make pregnancy a comfortable journey, the pelvic floor therapist at ABTP addresses these issues by strengthening and retraining the pelvic floor muscles. This can significantly improve a woman's comfort and well-being during pregnancy. A pelvic floor therapist acts as your coach, guiding you through exercises that:

·  Strengthen the muscles for better support

·  Improve coordination between the pelvic floor and other core muscles

·  Increase flexibility to accommodate the changing body

Role of Pelvic Floor Therapy During Pregnancy

Pregnancy puts immense strain on the pelvic floor muscles. The weight of the baby, hormonal changes, and childbirth itself can all weaken, stretch, or tear these muscles.

impact of pregnancy on pelvic floor muscles

Pelvic floor therapy helps them heal properly and regain strength, leading to better bladder and bowel control, improved sexual function, and reduced pelvic pain. Hence, Pelvic floor therapy isn't just for those experiencing problems. It supports the entire journey of pregnancy and brings wellness to both the mother and child.


Pelvic floor therapy focuses on strengthening and retraining the pelvic floor muscles and the therapy can help prevent long-term problems like incontinence and prolapse. Also, the Pelvic floor therapy can improve blood flow to the area, enhance sensation, and address any pain during intercourse as well. Most importantly, Pelvic Floor Therapy prepares a mother for normal delivery.  Overall, the Pelvic Floor Experts at ABTP help empower women by improving their sense of control over their bodies. This can contribute to increased confidence and a smoother postpartum experience, improving a woman's overall health and quality of life.

In conclusion, pelvic floor therapy offers a range of benefits for women recovering from childbirth. It addresses common postpartum issues, promotes healing, and helps prevent future problems. By taking a proactive approach to pelvic floor health, women can experience a smoother recovery and regain strength and confidence.

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