A ceserean section delivery is no walk in the park. Even a well healed, really good scar is, well....scar tissue. It can affect how you use your core muscles, your spine and hip flexibility, your posture and your pelvic floor muscles. In my opinion, it should be rehabilitated.
After having a baby, I'm a huge supporter of returning to activity slowly, progressively and when your body is ready. But don't take my word for it. Meet Amy! Read about her journey of post-pregnancy return to exercise.
Pelvic pain during pregnancy, officially called Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP), is pain felt anywhere across the top of the back part of the pelvis, into the glutes and sometimes wraps around the hips, and runs down the thighs. Often this also includes pubic bone pain.
Pregnancy is an amazing time. The female body undergoes some wondrous changes in order to grow a baby and prepare for delivery. However, all of these changes can lead to discomfort and sometimes, downright pain. There are so many varieties of pregnancy related pains that it can be hard to keep them straight. Here is a list and short description of some of the most common.
Women everywhere seem to be well aware of a kegel exercise. But what if you already have tight pelvic floor muscles? For this group of people, performing unnecessary kegel exercises can create or worsen problems.