Postpartum recovery for your pelvic floor and abdominals
The French medical system provides every women with postpartum care for their pelvic floor and abdominals. This care is important to regain a pelvic floor and abdominals that supports back and neck, supports continence and supports intercourse without pain. Rebuilding core strength is not just about looks, it about building an strength within. Regaining abdominal, pelvic floor and deep back muscle are important to build a strong "core" to support your back and neck when you are carrying and feeding your baby. Core muscles must work with pelvic floor to prevent leaks when you laugh or pick up baby. Intercourse should not hurt after having baby. If you had an episiotomy or tore during delivery, when the tissues heal, a scar may develop. This scar is less stretching than muscle and may be a source of discomfort. Pelvic Physical Therapist are special trained to address these concerns and is covered by health insurance under Physical Therapy services. You deserve fully recover from pregnancy and deliver. You deserve a body that is able to function effectively for you as you care for your new baby.
We kicked off the first of a regular occurring event last month. Only 35% of American adults consume the recommended daily allowance of calcium. The rate of vitamin D deficiency is on the rise. Calcium needs vitamin D to be absorbed. Women 19-50 years and men 51-70 years need 1,000 mg/day of Calcium and 600 IU/day of vitamin D. Women 51-70 years need 1200 mg/day. Look are your diet first to see if you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D. If you are not getting enough in your diet, then look to food you can add. One serving of yogurt or milk will give you 25% of RDA. Can't eat dairy? Then try Almond or coconut milk or fortified juice. Still not able to get enough? Take a supplement of no more than 500 mg of calcium and vitamin D, because that is all your body can absorb at one time. Added regular exercise to your week. Strengthening exercises for bone density, flexibility and balance exercises to help prevent falls and aerobic for heart health. If you have already been diagnosed with osteoporosis, take care to not bend and twist and the middle of your back. This is the most common place for a spine compression fracture. If you would like more information go to American Bone Heath. If you would like to be invited to our next talk on osteoporosis, Like our Facebook page or sign up to get our newsletter.