Recovering from pregnancy and delivery takes a toll on the body, both physically and emotionally. This assessment is a thorough examination of the entire body, with a focus on alignment, the pelvic floor, the core system, and "mommy mechanics".
Allison will take a thorough history of your path to pregnancy, your experience of pregnancy and your labor and delivery. She will assess your abdominal wall for separation and integrity, she will do a pelvic exam to ensure proper function and healing as well as teach you how to tap into your core system most efficiently. These tools will set you up to heal properly, function without pain and re-establish a connection to your body. Emotionally and energetically, this session will leave you feeling more grounded and empowered during this healing time. Each assessment is individualized to your specific needs and will be tailored to reach your goals.
Some common but not normal experiences postnatal are:
- URINE OR FECAL LEAKING
- PELVIC PAIN
- PAINFUL INTERCOURSE
- ABDOMINAL WALL SEPARATION (DIASTASIS RECTI)
- WRIST AND THUMB PAIN
- UPPER/LOWER BACK PAIN
*Allison sees patients immediately postpartum, but will not be able to complete an internal pelvic floor exam until 6 weeks after a vaginal delivery or 8 weeks after a caesarean delivery to ensure enough healing.