Prenatal Physiotherapist prepares woman for childbirth and helps to relax. The physical changes to a women’s body related to pregnancy are indeed multiple: the centre of mass slowly changes, there is more pressure on the organs and there is an increased weight to be carried.
It is within the scope of practice of a physiotherapist to prevent and relieve problems that may arise throughout pregnancy and post-partum (pain in the lower back, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, swelling, etc ...).
The Prenatal Physiotherapy (or prenatal gymnastics) includes physical and mental preparation of the mother:
Physical preparation in prenatal physiotherapy mainly consists in breathing exercises and physical relaxation. It also combines static exercises pelvis, erector spinae exercises and circulation of the lower limbs.
Psychological preparation includes learning relaxation and mental functioning of the nervous system.
The process and of the delivery will be explained at length. Sessions can start from the third month of pregnancy.