Birth Prep Program

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Our Birth Prep Program has been designed by our Women’s Health Physios to help pregnant women to make informed choices and decisions about the best birth for you and your Bub, reduce your risk of pelvic floor injury during birth and set you up for the next exciting chapter in your life.

It has been designed as a Four-Part Program

Part 1 - Pelvic Floor Assessment
  • Screen your risks of birth injury and incontinence
  • Assess your pelvic floor and function
  • Create an individualised pelvic floor exercise program
Part 2 - Musculoskeletal Screen
  • Assess your pelvis and low back and provide exercises to reduce risk of developing issues
  • Check your pelvic floor progress and update your program
Part 3 - Prep For The First Stage Of Labour
  • Discuss what to expect in Stage 1
  • Discuss pain management techniques - such as breathing, tens, massage
  • Assess and help prepare your pelvis for birth
Part 4 - Prep For Second Stage Of Labour
  • Discuss what to expect in Stage 2
  • Discuss your risk and how to minimise the risk of perineal tearing
  • Discuss pain management
  • Teach and discuss the use of Perineal massage
  • Teach pelvic floor relation and techniques for pushing

We suggest starting this program as early into your pregnancy as you can. However it’s never too late and any information, preparation and advice is always helpful and will assist you in your birthing process. It’s not uncommon for us to see our women for all 4 appointments in their last few weeks of pregnancy. It’s worthwhile – Even for one appointment at 39 weeks!

Ideal timing for the program:

4 sessions with a Women’s Health Physio

1hr initial assessment

Booked in pre-pregnancy or during first/early trimester

3 x 30min follow up appointments

1st follow up – 2 weeks after the initial assessment
2nd & 3rd follow up at 34 and then 35 weeks

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