Early pregnancy is often exciting, nerve-wracking, and filled with many different emotions. Towards the end of pregnancy, most parents can’t wait for the baby to finally come out. But soon after the hormone highs of labor wear off, reality sets in.
It’s not uncommon to think, “This baby is here to stay and just wants to be held and fed 24/7. How am I ever going to get my life/body back?”
If everything has been going well post-partum, on average we recommend that the new mom come in 3-4 weeks after having baby. No matter what kind of birth you had, your body went through some pretty major changes and getting a re-alignment can help improve any back pain, may help enhance your sleep, and may even help increase milk supply.
We check our post-partum moms to make sure their hips, pelvis, and pubic bones are returning to normal alignment, check to make sure there is not a diastasis recti, and address any lingering lower back pain or new neck and upper back pain related to nursing and sleep deprivation! Dr. Patel even has additional training in pelvic floor rehabilitation.