We’ll never tell anyone to stop lifting weights, but if you’re actually serious about conditioning your entire body you need to make sure you aren’t neglecting the supporting cast of smaller stabilizing and assistive muscles. Why?
Firstly, I would like it to be known that my opinion is that every woman deserves pelvic floor physical therapy postpartum, no matter if she delivered vaginally or by cesarean section. Pregnancy and childbirth change our bodies in miraculous and tremendous ways and I believe we as a society could honor those changes more by making rehabilitation after childbirth standard care. However, that is not yet the case so for now I would like to shed light on some postpartum experiences that definitely call for pelvic floor physical therapy.