Post-Partum or Delivery Pain
As beautiful and wonderful as the experience of childbirth can be, it can also be very traumatic to the mother’s body, whether it is a vaginal or cesarean delivery. Vaginal deliveries can be especially traumatic to the pelvic floor muscles, often causing pelvic pain, incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Cesarean sections can cause both back and abdominal pain, especially around the incision. Gas pains, scar tissue adhesions and extreme weakness of the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles are also possible issues that can arise after delivery or surgery. In many European countries, all women are given eight to ten session of pelvic floor physical therapy to help their bodies heal during their post-partum recovery. All women deserve this and would benefit from seeing a pelvic floor specialist to help the myriad of dysfunctions that often occur after childbirth.