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Post Partum Wellness

Work Injury Medicine, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine located in Austin and San Antonio, TX
Post Partum Wellness

Post Partum Wellness services offered in Austin and San Antonio, TX


For nine months, your body has gone through an amazing transformation and performed the miracle of creating a new life. Now your beautiful baby has arrived, and you’re still waiting for your body to return to its pre-pregnancy state. Helo Chen, DO, and the medical team at Serenity Medical Centers can help you recover, restore, and renew your body with specialized services that target the most pressing postpartum changes. If you’re ready to regain your vibrant body, call the Austin or San Antonio, Texas office or book an appointment online today.

Post Partum Wellness Q&A

What physical changes affect postpartum wellness?

After your baby is born, your body undergoes more massive changes. For example, your cardiovascular and reproductive systems immediately start changing but need about six weeks to return to their pre-pregnancy state.

Though you lose the weight of your baby and placenta, it takes months for most women to lose the rest of their pregnancy weight. And even then, you may have a tummy bulge that just won’t go away, often due to separated abdominal muscles.

During pregnancy, your abdominal muscles stretch and may separate down the middle of your abdomen, a condition called diastasis recti. Many women also have weak pelvic floor muscles after pregnancy, a problem that often leads to urinary incontinence.

What treatments support postpartum wellness?

Serenity Medical Centers offers numerous therapies designed to support your postpartum recovery, including:

 

Physical therapy

If you have a mild case of abdominal separation, specialized exercises (not your typical ab workout) can strengthen your muscles and restore a firm belly.

 

Emsculpt®

Emsculpt is an advanced device that strengthens muscles and contours your body with high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM®) pulses. The pulses trigger rapid muscle contractions, working your core and abdominal wall muscles more than you can accomplish during a typical workout.

 

Pelvic floor exercises

Your pelvic floor muscles control urination and hold your uterus, vagina, bladder, and rectum in place. During pregnancy and a vaginal delivery, these muscles stretch and weaken. Pelvic floor exercises restore strength and treat urinary incontinence.

 

Emsella® chair

The Emsella chair uses high-energy electromagnetic pulses to contract your pelvic floor muscles. The technology causes thousands of contractions during one session, accomplishing much more than you can through standard pelvic floor exercises.

 

Postural restoration

Carrying a growing baby significantly affects your overall posture. Serenity Medical Centers offers specialized physical therapy to improve your posture, focusing on restoring movement, treating abdominal separation, stretching the muscles in the front of your body, and strengthening your core.

What should I expect during postpartum wellness sessions?

Serenity Medical Centers treats your postpartum wellness sessions as a time of restoration for your body, mind, and spirit. They complete a comprehensive assessment and work with you to create an individualized plan and treatment goals.

While their state-of-the-art treatments rejuvenate your body, you enjoy a uniquely relaxing experience, including one-on-one treatment sessions in a private room.

If you’re ready to restore postpartum wellness, call Serenity Medical Centers or book an appointment online today.

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