Pro tip: If you’re in pain during pregnancy… You don’t have to just ‘grin and bear it’. From working with a breastfeeding specialist to Physical Therapy during pregnancy, there is support available to help you every step of the way!
In this month’s episode, Naiomi gets to chat all things pregnancy and physical therapy with Rebecca Maidenesky, founder of Lady Bird PT! Lady Bird PT was built out of a passion to provide pregnant folks with pelvic health information, exercise and hands on manual therapy to reduce the risk of pain and injury during pregnancy and birth.
If you have questions like:
🙋♀️ What is the pelvic floor?
🙋♀️ What is my core? *hint: it’s not just your 6-pack muscles
🙋♀️ How can I train my body to prevent pain during pregnancy after birth?
🙋♀️ When during pregnancy should I be seeking physical therapy?
🙋♀️ How can I prepare my body for birth?
🙋♀️ When can I return to exercising postpartum?
&& SO MUCH MORE! This episode is for you! 🙌🙌🙌
Preparing your body for birth is such a personal process. There is no one size fits all answer to the kind of strengthening or relaxation that should be done during pregnancy… It’s so important to work with a healthcare professional to develop the right plan for your body (if this is accessible to you).
If you are a birth worker, pregnant or have someone in your life who is pregnant, this episode provides valuable information on how physical therapy can be used to help you decrease pain and take care of your body during this stage of life. 🤗💛✨
3:22 Fangirling over Rebecca Maidansky & her work
7:46 What is the pelvic floor?
10:22 Pain & treatment during pregnancy
13:17 Pubic symphysis pain during pregnancy
16:49 When to seek PT during pregnancy
19:58 All things Push Preparation!
24:16 Push prep & types of breathing
29:10 Why to tread lightly on social media & healthcare information…
35:18 Postpartum care
40:23 Returning to exercising after birth
41:55 What does prolapse mean?
44:02 If you had a magic wand and could share one piece of information… What would it be?
Mentioned in this episode:
Connect with Rebecca and Lady Bird PT:
Resources for push preparation:
Freebie E-guides: https://www.ladybirdpt.com/ebooks-guides Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ladybirdpt/
And here’s something special for your pregnant friends ⤵️
In an effort to help more women in our community have the opportunity to breastfeed we have just launched our Milk Diva Gives Back program. Our goal is to support our Austin community by providing extremely low-cost, high-quality, lactation support to families facing financial hardship.
Please consider donating towards, NURTURING AND NOURISHING OUR FUTURE GENERATION by visiting: Milk Diva Gives Back
by visiting: Milk Diva Gives Back