If you have birthed a child in the USA you know postpartum care here is minimal. One 6 week check up with the ob/gyn that probably lasts 10 minutes and may or may not include a pelvic exam.
That is definitely minimal.
Most moms that come to me for pelvic physical therapy found me on their own, maybe after an internet search. Some are lucky and have a doula, birth educator, Moms group or fitness instructor who recommends they try pelvic floor PT. Rarely do any of my postpartum clients tell me their obstetrician recommended pelvic floor PT.
Then let's talk about cesarean section birth. Mom literally had an abdominal surgery and gets sent home with hardly any care instructions, sutures in her abdomen and a new baby to take care of. Good luck mama, we will see you in 6 weeks, says the doctor. Ha! It isn't funny, it's actually really sad and pathetic. No wonder moms feel lost, alone and isolated in this postpartum recovery.
Because of this and the difficulty it is to get out of the house to go to an appointment now, I created this 4 week online c-section recovery course.
Each week you will be emailed instructional videos of how to massage the c-section scar, how to check for diastasis recti, how to strengthen the abdominals appropriately, and more.
You can sign up here.
You will have forever access to the videos. If you don't get to them all each week, that is ok. If you don't feel ready for each week's progression, that is ok. You can come back to them anytime.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Please share this with any c-section moms you know. This is for anyone who had a c-section, whether that was this year or 5 years ago, we can always make positive changes.