Prenatal Program

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It is essential for pregnant women to rediscover their core & pelvic floor during pregnancy for optimal baby alignment, better labor, delivery, and recovery.  Starting the Prenatal Holistic Care around 30 weeks is optimal to build up strength, relieve soft tissue tension, and knowledge. This is perfect holistic care for the first time or experienced mothers desiring an optimal birthing experience.

In each session, we will be working on body balancing through soft tissue bodywork and specific exercises starting with breath and muscle activation in a more neurological pattern. Sometimes we just need to remind the body what being balanced feels like and allowing the body to own the changes

The corrective exercises that will turn your body’s core cylinder into the stabilizer it’s meant to be, helping to:

  • Gains in core & pelvic floor strength
  • Renewed neuromuscular communications within the body
  • Reduced or eliminate pain in the back, SI and/or hips
  • Reduced or eliminate urinary incontinence
  • Reduced or eliminated side effects of Diastasis Recti

The soft tissue bodywork techniques during our sessions relieve tension, re-balances the body getting it ready for delivery.

This program is designed for new or experienced mothers with or without a Diastasis Recti. Proper baby alignment and having a strong neurological connection with the core muscles, diaphragm, and pelvic floor are essential for the marathon of labor, delivery, and recovery. Proper baby alignment comes with a stable core and posture.  Did you know that bad posture can increase the possibility of your baby being in a Breech presentation?  I want to work together with you and your connective tissue going through good movements, prenatal exercises to gain strength and bodywork therapy helping it all come together.

A weak core plagues over 60% of women after their vaginal or C-section delivery. Some of the symptoms could be afternoon belly bulging or that protrudes, an outie belly button, lower back pain, gastrointestinal problems, and even an umbilical hernia. It is essential for pregnant women to rediscover their core during pregnancy for optimal baby alignment. If baby is head down and aligned vertically with the cervix and birth canal, and if mom has prepared for the marathon of childbirth while working on both slow twitch and fast twitch muscle types, this will create less pain for mom, less stress during labor, and a more speedy birth recovery. It’s best to learn and practice how to use your core or corset muscle while relaxing the pelvic floor during pregnancy so it is mastered well before labor and delivery. Pushing correctly could prevent many abdominal and pelvic floor problems. It’s not just about fixing the problem you already have but helping you to avoid the problem in the first place.

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Call or Text (980) 434-6770 for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.

Assessment / Treatment Session 90 Minutes

During the evaluation, a comprehensive assessment will be performed to determine each woman’s unique needs.  Please wear clothing that allows free movement, (yoga pants, exercise clothes, etc.) that can expose your knees in standing and allows access to the abdominal area. The treatment portions will take place during the evaluation as findings are brought out.  It is best for the tissue to be fully hydrated for best results of soft tissue treatments; please, drink ample water for a few days beforehand.  You will start learning how to restore your central stabilization or relaxation through your breath in this first session and leave with homework to do until your next session.  The assessment and treatment session lasts 90 minutes.

Our goal will be first to build brain strategies and rebalance your system as your body changes during pregnancy. Follow-ups are scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or monthly based on your needs for labor & delivery preparedness of your body’s core cylinder and pelvic floor relaxation. Our second goal is to continue these strategies into function, movement, breathing patterns, and fitness that is meaningful to you in your fourth trimester. Follow-up sessions last 60 minutes.

With working together at least three times during your third trimester I offer a 90-minute in-home session the week after delivery to support balance in your body and baby* for the same rate as the 60-minute follow-up session.

Baby or little one that is breastfeeding is welcome. However, coming to sessions solo is preferred, simply because the whole session can be spent working on you and your needs. Please be aware that if you bring your little one we may have to reduce the amount of work we can do within the session, which may extend the number of sessions you require. Clients are often scheduled back to back and sessions will need to end on time in order to honor the time of the next client.  KidTime Drop In Center is about 3 miles away as an option.

*Offering infant Craniosacral Therapy in April.