The Natal Check – PostNatal Assessment
Whether you have had a vaginal or Caesarian birth, our postnatal physio checks help to optimise recovery in the postnatal period. You may have lots of questions relating to recovery and what you are physically able to do. Doing the wrong types of exercise can lead to more harm than good. It is recommended to have a check approximately 6 weeks after the birth of your baby, but the check can still be useful much later on.
What happens during a postpartum physio check?
The session can last up to an hour. An advanced physiotherapist trained in pelvic health will check your posture, lower back and pelvis and abdominal wall. Within our sessions we can use abdominal ultrasound to check your tummy muscles and transperineal ultrasound to observe your pelvic floor and check for pelvic organ prolapse.
We can use electromyography on your pelvic floor in a non invasive position. Our facilities are unrivalled and our staff are advanced pelvic health physios, founders of @everything-natal and Mummy MOT trained.
Your individual concerns, aims and objectives will be addressed within the session. Please note we will not be able to offer an internal pelvic floor examination if you are less than 6 weeks. You are also able to bring a chaperone to your appointment if you would like to. You just need to let us know in advance.
Baby handling postures including feeding, baby wearing (slings) and pram/buggy pushing are also popular topics discussed during the assessment.
Sleepy, quiet, crying, loud and feeding babies are all welcome to attend!