Postpartum Pelvic Health Checkup in Chelsea Heights
There are many changes that occur in the postpartum period, and here at Total Balance Healthcare we are extremely passionate about caring for women at this stage in their life. The effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and furthermore the caring of a new baby, can impact on the function of the pelvic floor and pelvic region. Postpartum pelvic health checkups are beneficial following all forms of birth, with both vaginal and caesarean births having an impact on our pelvic health. Our osteopaths Dr Sarah Duggan, Dr Loz Bonner, Dr Simmone Ortland and Dr Rebecca Farthing, have completed further study in postpartum pelvic health and love supporting women in this area.
What is a Pelvic Health Appointment in the Postpartum Period?
Traditionally a postpartum check up has been done at 6 weeks after birth, however we strongly believe you shouldn’t have to wait until this time if you have concerns prior. Our pelvic health osteopaths are able to assess the pelvic structures with an internal assessment, however it isn’t always necessary. Prior to 6 weeks postpartum an internal assessment is not indicated, however there are plenty of treatment techniques that can be performed externally. A postpartum pelvic health appointment will be performed by our trained osteopaths and they will assess, treat and provide education in order to allow for optimal outcomes. Our osteopaths understand how overwhelming this time of life can be and aim to make things as easy to understand as possible.