Meet with a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist - Pregnancy
Pregnant? Why Seeing a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Can Help.
Many people assume an achy back, pelvic discomfort, and leaking urine are just a "normal" part of pregnancy. But there's a lot you CAN do to relieve these discomforts and it starts with seeing a Hinge Health pelvic floor physical therapist. A short video visit can help you have a more comfortable pregnancy and smoother postpartum recovery.
Book Your Video Visit
Please schedule a video visit with your physical therapist here: https://bit.ly/3QXB8Hv
Personalized, Practical, Private
Why book a video visit with a Hinge Health pelvic floor PT? You'll learn techniques to reduce pregnancy discomforts, prepare your body for labor and delivery, and smooth your postpartum recovery. You'll be able to personalize your exercise program — all from the privacy of your home, all for free.
What Exactly Happens During a Video Visit?
Meeting with a pelvic floor PT offers you the most personalized Hinge Health experience and equips you with the necessary tools to manage the physical symptoms of pregnancy. You can:
✔ Get a physical assessment
Your PT can do a whole-body movement assessment to review any discomforts related to your changing body. They can check your strength, coordination, endurance — and adjust your care plan accordingly.
✔ Review your exercise plan
While the program levels correspond to and change with your pregnancy week, your PT can explain the purpose of each exercise, check your form, help you modify exercises to make them easier or harder for your growing belly, and add exercises to your care plan.
✔ Look at your whole lifestyle
Stress, sleep, sex, diet: They all affect your pelvic health and they can be impacted by pregnancy. Your PT can share lifestyle adjustments to improve your symptoms and support you through the various stages of pregnancy.
✔ Get guidance on breathing
Good diaphragmatic breathing is key to improving pelvic health symptoms in pregnancy, helps during labor and delivery, and beyond. Your PT can help you practice the right technique.
What Members Say
“The PT was super helpful and had a lot of great information to share about pelvic health and how I can integrate changes not only in the exercises, but across my activities of daily living that can help with my symptoms during pregnancy.” — Hinge Health Member
“My PT was great at explaining the root cause of my symptoms and helping me understand how the exercises were going to help. Additionally, she shared some helpful tips for managing urinary urgency, which were useful right away.” — Hinge Health Member
“I was really afraid of doing the wrong thing (during pregnancy) so checking in with a physical therapist at the start helped.” — Hinge Health Member
But What If...
“My symptoms just don’t seem that serious”
You don’t need to be doubled over in pelvic pain to benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy. During pregnancy, the pelvic floor stretches to make room for growing baby. During this process your symptoms may change — whether it’s leaking urine or poop, constipation, low back pain, or pain during sex. Even if they don’t seem that serious now, you deserve better. Support and personalized care from your PT can go a long way toward relieving your discomfort. Being pregnant can be stressful enough, why not make it as comfortable as possible?
“My schedule’s crazy. I don’t have time for this”
Good news: Your video visit is just 30 minutes (quicker than setting up the crib) and you can do it from the comfort and privacy of your home, office, or anywhere. No sitting in traffic, paying for parking, or killing time in a waiting room. Same-day appointments are often available and can easily fit into a hectic schedule. We know you are already juggling a lot of appointments and tasks to get ready for baby, and want this to fit into your schedule.
“I’m still not sure this will help me”
We get it — it can be uncomfortable to discuss personal, private health issues without knowing exactly how it will benefit you. You may have even had a previous pregnancy and did okay without the support of a pelvic floor PT. Many of our members felt the same way at first, but they gave it a shot and were so glad they did. Remember: A video visit is just 30 minutes, free of charge, and helps you get more out of your care plan. Win-win-win.
Please schedule a video visit with your PT here: https://bit.ly/3QXB8Hv
Learn more: https://www.hingehealth.com/-/pelvic-faq/