We encourage all women who have had a baby to come in for a Postnatal Check. Even those who feel they have had a straightforward pregnancy and birth can be harbouring muscular damage or injuries that they may not realise. The sooner you can undergo a physical assessment the better. Within 5 - 6 weeks post birth is ideal, however the most important thing is that you come in. It’s better to see us later than not at all - we understand getting out of the house in those first weeks post birth can be difficult!
Your Postnatal Check will include:
Assessment of the recovery and function of your core and pelvic floor muscles, including an assessment with the Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS)
An individualised exercise programme to assist in your recovery
Expert Advice on a safe return to the exercise of your choice
NB: Please try and attend your postnatal appointment with a moderately full bladder as this improves the quality of the RTUS scan image.