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Pregnancy and Birth Preparation

Providing comfort during your pregnancy.

Preparing you for an empowered and confident birth experience.

I recommend all pregnant women, symptomatic or not, see a pelvic floor physical therapist to optimize their core and pelvic floor health, move comfortably during pregnancy, prepare for birth, and prepare for postpartum recovery.

At Whole Body Wellness and Physical Therapy, we are committed to supporting individuals throughout their pregnancy, postpartum period and beyond.  I help you optimize your posture, alignment, movement strategies, strength, and mobility so you can move with minimal discomfort during pregnancy and feel confident and informed with labor and birth. 

Birth Preparation Services

I help pregnant women prepare for their labor and birth experience.  These birth prep services are for any birthing individual, whether it is for your first baby, or planning a vaginal delivery after a prior c-section.  

In the birth prep program, YOU will LEARN:

  • How to connect to your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles

  • Perineal and pelvic floor massage to decrease risk of severe tearing and episiotomies

  • Pushing and breathing techniques 

  • Labor positions to optimize baby positioning and labor progression

  • Mobility exercises to ensure the pelvis can accomodate fetal descent during all stages of labor​

  • Partner assisted techniques and counterpressures to manage pain during early and active labor 

  • Self-muscle release exercises to relax pelvic floor and gluteus muscles 

  • Exercises to flip a breech baby or to maintain optimal fetal positioning

  • Stretches to relax the hip and pelvic muscles

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Pregnancy Services

I help women move freely and navigate daily activities without pain throughout pregnancy.  Common conditions I treat include:

  • Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA)

  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction (SPD)

  • Round ligament pain

  • Sciatica

  • Hip and Low Back pain

  • Tailbone pain (coccydnia)

  • Sacroiliac (SI) pain

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (POP)

  • Vulvar varicosities (heaviness/swelling)

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