The Role of Physiotherapy in Pregnancy


By Free Motion Physiotherapy

There is usually plenty of focus on caring for the growing baby during pregnancy, but far too often the physical needs of the mother are all but forgotten in the excitement.

Changing hormone levels cause supporting ligaments to soften and become more stretchy during pregnancy and levels can take as long as six months after birth to normalise again. Your stomach and your pelvic floor muscles stretch with the growth, and later the birth of your baby. With the joints not being well supported, it is easy to strain or injure your back or pelvis.