We can talk about this with our families and learn from each other, because each woman and each birth is unique. Many changes go away by six weeks postpartum but sometimes they can last longer. Elena, a first time mom, talks to her family and learns what they did to help with their symptoms.
- Feeling a ball
- Urinary Leakage
Changes after birth may go away by six weeks postpartum, but sometimes they can last longer. In this video, Elena is 7 months postpartum and talks with her sister about her sensations. She learns about questions to ask her clinician. She learns about pelvic floor physical therapists, and goes to see one.
*Clinician include: doctors, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants.
- Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
- Bowel Control
It is important to talk to your clinician about any remaining and new symptoms. If time has passed without any improvement, make sure to visit your clinician.
In this video, Ashley had her baby 1 year ago. She has seen a pelvic floor physical therapist, but she still has sensations. Ashley talks with her clinician about her options. Her clinician sends her to see an urogynecologist.
*Clinicians include: doctors, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pelvic floor physical therapists. Urogynecologists are specialists who see women and focus on symptoms related to pelvic floor disorders.
- Feeling of sitting on an egg
- Urine Leakage
- Urogynecologist visit
What is the Pelvic Floor?
Many women do not know what the pelvic floor is or what it looks like. In this video, we talk to an experienced pelvic floor physical therapist. She explains what the pelvic floor is, the organs within it, and its function.
Changes in the Pelvic Floor After a Baby
The pelvic floor goes through many changes during pregnancy, labor, and after childbirth. In this video, we talk to an expert pelvic floor physical therapist. She explains the changes that happen in the pelvic floor after childbirth.