Pregnancy and childbirth can put many muscles and joints under strain. It is common for people to experience back pain, hip pain, weak tummy muscles or bladder, bowel or vaginal problems after childbirth. For most people these problems can be prevented or improved by following the exercises and advice below.
If you still experience any bladder, bowel or vaginal problems after following the exercises and advice you can ask your healthcare team to refer you to pelvic health physiotherapy.
If you have problems with your muscles or joints – lasting more than a few weeks after delivery, you can ask your GP to refer you to MSK physiotherapy.
On this page
- Postnatal physiotherapy following a vaginal delivery
- Postnatal physiotherapy following a C-section
- Abdominal muscle separation
- 3rd and 4th degree perineal tear
- Bladder, bowel or vaginal problems after pregnancy
- Postnatal exercise
It is important to look after yourself following the birth of your baby. You can start straight away. Click the video link below for week 1 advice and care.