I have been pregnant twice, and admittedly, have so much more to learn. I never once thought about pelvic health. Through friends, I am quickly learning that pelvic therapy is important both during and after pregnancy.
Thank you to Lovelace Health for sponsoring this guide.
Expecting a baby is an exciting and life-changing journey. Lovelace would like to make your experience as memorable and stress-free as possible by helping you navigate your health care. No matter your insurance or birthing plan, our Labor of Love program offers you access to free pregnancy benefits and assistance finding a doctor or insurance.
Lovelace helps bring more than 3,000 babies into the world each year with the help of our dedicated obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, obstetrical anesthesiologists, neonatologists, perinatologists, and nurses. Your birthing team will become familiar with your health history and guide you in forming a pregnancy plan that is ideal for you and your family.
When it comes time to deliver at our Family Care Unit, you can expect exceptional, comfortable, and convenient care. Throughout labor, delivery, and recovery our new mothers stay in one of our comfortable, private, birthing suites. Equipped with the latest technology, each room is designed for a relaxed, comfortable birth experience.
We are excited to be part of your prenatal care and delivery so that your experience is as safe, healthy, and pleasant as possible.
For more information on our Lovelace birthing services, call 505.727.7677.
Why should I consider pelvic health physical therapy?
Seeking pelvic floor physical therapy while pregnant is a great way to prepare your body and muscles for childbirth. The pelvic floor includes a group of muscles that can be trained to relax and help with delivery and activated to help with recovery.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help with hip and low back pain (hello third trimester!), round ligament pain, exercises to relax for delivery, breathing and pushing techniques for delivery, and so much more. It can even help with a planned or unplanned caesarean birth, which was the case for both of my pregnancies. I am definitely going to keep this in mind on my next go round.
If you have no idea where to start, don’t worry, I’ve got your back! Here are some incredible resources in the Albuquerque area.
6501 Wyoming Blvd NE C105
Albuquerque, NM 87109
10151 Montgomery Blvd, NE Suite 2C
Albuquerque, NM 87111
7013 4th St NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
2113 Golf Course Rd SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
3538 Anderson Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
1020 Coal Avenue Southeast
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Check out this list of incredible resources, and let one of them help you through your pregnancy, so that you and your pelvis are healthy and happy.