Marianne Ryan PT, OCS is interviewed by Move Forward Radio on the subject of Painless Parenting.
“Parenting provides challenges but it doesn’t have to be a pain. In this episode, Marianne Ryan PT, OCS discusses how to help parents avoid the minor aches and pains – and even significant injuries – that sometimes occur during pregnancy and after childbirth”.
Moms you are not alone!
Did you know “Fifty percent to 70% of pregnant women experience low back pain during pregnancy. In addition, 30% to 50% of pregnant women report low back pain severe enough to cause lost time from work. It’s more manageable, however, than most women (and their doctors) think”.
Did you know that physical therapy treatment is the best way to get rid of and to prevent back pain while pregnant?
Move Forward PT posted some great tips on how to avoid and treat pregnancy aches and pains: Click Here
By Mariannne Ryan PT, OCS
Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy
“Whether having children is in your 10-year plan or you’ve decided now is the time to start trying, it’s never too early to begin preparing your body for pregnancy. Ensure your body is ready to carry a baby by addressing before pregnancy any pain or problems associated with posture or weakness. Unfortunately, these issues can worsen during pregnancy and cause pain and dysfunction.”
Here are 5 tips to prepare your body for pregnancy:
1. Strengthen your pelvic muscles.
2. Prepare for “baby belly” by focusing on your core.
3. Take a breath!
4. Begin a regular fitness routine.
5. Practice good posture.
I was using some manual physical therapy on a lovely patient earlier today who was very excited about her recent visit with her obstetrician. She was told that her baby was now about the size of a lemon. So, Moma how big is your baby at the moment?
The size of a Poppy Seed? a Prune? or an Avocado?
Here is a great size cart from the Bump. Click Here