Pregnancy is a beautiful and such a joyful moment that a women can go through. Pregnancy is not a disease, it is a phase of life where every women experience some changes in body. Therefore, most attention is given to the antenatal care in many countries.
Various changes that women experience are as follows:
Antenatal exercises should be started immediately from the time of conception for a healthy mother and healthy baby.
PHYSIOTHERAPY PLAY A MAJOR ROLE DURING THE PHASE OF PREGNANCY.
A Physical Therapist can:
# Provide proper postural education.
# Relief pain by gentle mobilization and various electrotherapy modalities.
# Teach various self exercises to avoid sacroiliac joint pain.
# Provide bladder retraining by teaching kegel's exercises to avoid stress incontinence.
# Guide with breathing exercises including pursed lip breathing and deep breathing.
Calf stretches and vigrous foot exercises are advisable.
EXERCISE IS SAFE FOR BOTH MOTHER AND FOETUS DURING PREGNANCY.
# Exercises reduces swelling in arms and legs, reduces stress and anxiety.
# Exercises improve muscle strength.
# Exercises improve feeling of well- being and fitness level.
PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR NORMAL VAGINAL DELIVERY
Similarly,i n post natal phase also physiotherapy is extremely important.
Be healthy and be happy during the Antenatal and Post-natal phase of pregnancy.