There is nothing quite like being pregnant and bringing a new life into the world. Every single step of pregnancy, from pre-pregnancy preparation, during pregnancy and after delivery, are all so important! This is why preparing the body for pregnancy is crucial to helping ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy journey and delivery.

Here are some key aspects we focus on when helping individuals get their bodies ready for pregnancy:

Comprehensive Assessment: 

We can help our clients and conduct a thorough physical assessment to identify any existing musculoskeletal issues, postural imbalances or biomechanical concerns that could affect pregnancy and childbirth. Addressing these issues before conception can help prevent complications during pregnancy.

Core Strength and Stability:

Strengthening the core muscles, including the pelvic floor, can provide essential support during pregnancy and help prevent issues like pelvic pain and incontinence.

Pelvic Floor Health: 

Educate clients about the importance of maintaining pelvic floor health, as it plays a vital role during pregnancy and childbirth. We can teach pelvic floor exercises and techniques to improve pelvic muscle control.

Optimal Body Weight: 

Encourage individuals to achieve a healthy weight before pregnancy, as being either underweight or overweight can impact fertility and pose potential risks during pregnancy.

Flexibility and Mobility: 

Promote flexibility and joint mobility to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal discomfort during pregnancy. We will target areas prone to tightness and tension, such as the hips and lower back.

Posture and Body Mechanics: 

Educate clients on proper posture and body mechanics to prevent strain on the body during daily activities and throughout pregnancy.

Cardiovascular Fitness: 

Advocate for cardiovascular exercise to improve overall fitness and endurance, which can be beneficial during labor and delivery.

Exercise Modifications: 

Provide guidance on adapting exercise routines to suit each stage of pregnancy. Offer appropriate modifications to ensure safety and avoid any exercises that may be harmful during pregnancy.

Nutrition and Hydration: 

Provide guidance on proper balanced nutrition and hydration for preconception health.

Stress Management: 

Encourage stress reduction techniques, such as mindfulness practices and relaxation exercises, to promote emotional well-being and hormonal balance.

Review Medical History: 

Review clients’ medical history to ensure they are compatible with pregnancy and make any necessary referral recommendations.

It’s essential to tailor the approach to each person’s unique needs and health status. Which is why we offer comprehensive therapy services and personalized guidance. Here at Port Perry Wellness Centre, we can play a vital role in helping individuals prepare their bodies for a healthy and successful pregnancy! 

But it doesn’t stop here, being prepared for pregnancy is step one, but once you get pregnant, that’s a whole new chapter! Find out about Thriving During Pregnancy next week in our part three of our pregnancy blog series! 

Remember, we are here for you every step of the way!