A physiotherapist is not someone we ordinarily think of as part of our birth plan/process however when it comes to having a C-Section, the value is undeniable.

So how does a physio help? About 6 hours after your surgery when your anaesthetic has worn off you will need to get up and out of bed. Your physio will come and show you how to get out of bed safely protecting your stomach. They will teach you to correct your breathing after those long 9 months of having your lungs squished. You will need to learn how to protect your stomach when coughing and sneezing!

Your physiotherapist will teach you safe exercises to start with for the first 6 weeks, including pelvic floor exercises.

Post 6 weeks physiotherapy can assist with the desensitization of your scar and scar management to ensure that your beautiful “symbol of life” heals well.

A c-section may not be what you had in mind for your birth or it may be exactly what you planned, either way we fall pregnant to have babies not to give birth!

Well done to you Mamma!

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Physios , please feel free to Whatsapp us on 071 418 0517 or call one of our branches below.

Hillcrest Branch: 031 768 8266

Howick Branch: 033 330 3899

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