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Postnatal care at My Wellness Centre: Check-up for Mums

Updated: Dec 12, 2021

At My Wellness Centre we provide postnatal therapy to meet the needs of new mothers in their new challenge. We thrive to help you recover and rebalance yourself from the birth.

We recommend having a physical checkup 6 weeks after childbirth.

Symptoms you may experience after giving birth

  • Bladder incontinence

  • Fecal incontinence

  • Heaviness/dragging sensation in your vagina

  • Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)

  • Painful episiotomy scar

  • Painful c-section scar

  • Residual pelvic pain

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Thumb/wrist pain when carrying your baby (Tenosynovitis)

  • Bloating

  • Splitting of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti abdominis)

  • Weak core

Why Postnatal care is important?

Whether you had a vaginal delivery with or without ventouse/forceps or a c-section childbirth, a postnatal checkup is essential to approach the challenges of parenthood with serenity.

If in most cases child birth happen in good conditions, some delivery happen to be traumatic physically and emotionally.

As your body is readjusting after birth, you may experience urine leakage.

There are 3 types of urinary incontinence

  • Stress incontinence

  • urgency incontinence

  • Mixed incontinence (stress and urgency)

  • overflow incontinence (bladder doesn't empty completely)

On top of that some women may experience painful sexual intercourse which may arise from a weak pelvic floor or a painful episiotomy scar.

How do I know if my pelvic floor muscles are strong?

Pelvic floor problems can occur when the pelvic floor muscles are weak, Hence the importance of a pelvic floor check-up.

If you experience the following symptoms then you may have a weak pelvic floor,

  • Leaking urine

  • Bowel incontinence

  • Passing wind accidentally

  • Painful sexual intercourse

  • Dragging or heaviness sensation in the vagina

  • A bulge in the vagina

  • Reduced Sensation in the vagina

If you experience the following symptoms and would like more information about the post-natal check-up get in touch with your women's health specialist.

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