What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is the specialized area of physiotherapy that treats and improves function of the pelvic floor. The primary goal of pelvic floor physiotherapy is to improve the overall strength and functionality of the pelvic floor muscles. This involves assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor muscles internally and externally by a Registered Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist.
Just as each person journeying towards Mamahood is unique, every trimester of pregnancy brings about different experiences—both wondrous... and, well, less than glamorous. From a glowing complexion to backache and swelling, our bodies go through incredible changes as we nourish and grow the Little Ones within us. Whether or not you practiced yoga before pregnancy, prenatal yoga is an excellent way to stay fit, connect with Baby, and prepare for labor as you journey through all the ups and downs of becoming a Mama.
Today we’re sharing six yoga poses you can begin today, which are ideal for people in their 1st trimester.
Getting sick with a cold or flu isn’t fun on the best of days, but throw in the fact that you are pregnant, and things look even more dreary! While you may prefer to use natural remedies to help with your cold symptoms, you may wonder if these are safe to take while pregnant. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that are safe in pregnancy (and while breastfeeding) that may help reduce the intensity of the symptoms and support your recovery. Our Naturopathic Medicine team provides natural ways for expecting mamas to prevent and manage getting sick during pregnancy.
How do I know if I have a cold or a flu?
While both colds and flus are viral illnesses (meaning taking an antibiotic won’t be helpful), there are a few symptoms that might suggest what you are dealing with is the influenza virus as opposed to just the common cold. If you think you may have the flu and you are pregnant, it’s important to be in touch with your midwife or OB/GYN. These are some ways to differentiate:
Updated October 20 2022
You've made the decision to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist, and now it's time to decide who to see. When choosing a pelvic floor physiotherapist try posting in mom groups, or asking your friends for recommendations. A pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment usually involves an internal exam, so it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with and can connect to.