What is your birth plan? Do you have a cesarean planned. Are you having to be induced for medical reasons? Are you planning for a natural birth. As with life we can have plans and then something different happens and we adjust. Education from a physical therapist can prepare you on ways to adjust during your changing pregnant body and for how your birth unfolds.
Photo of Dr. April, enjoying the sunshine outside of the hospital after Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes(PPROM) at 34 weeks, 5 days waiting for baby.
The pelvis is made up of four bones: two ilium(hip bones), sacrum(sit bone), and the coccyx(tailbone). During pregnancy a hormone, relaxin, allows for loosening of ligaments to allow opening of the pelvis during birth. The body is amazing. Physical therapist study kinesology and are movement experts. We understand the anatomy and physics of joint movements. There are quick positional adjustments that can be made during labor to decrease risk of cesarean and perineal tearing.