Pregnancy and childbirth can change your body in unforeseen ways.
Our number one focus at the Magee Postpartum Pelvic Floor Healing Clinic is to promote healthy healing after childbirth.
We offer expert care for women who have healing issues, pain, or pelvic floor problems within a year of giving birth.
To make an appointment or learn more, call 412-641-6262.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and connective tissues that provides support to your:
The pelvic floor goes through many changes during pregnancy and delivery.
Carrying and having a baby may weaken or strain the pelvic floor.
Childbirth can stretch and even tear muscles, tissue, and nerves within the vagina and pelvis.
Some women have new or worsening problems with their bladder, bowels, and vagina after giving birth.
Signs you may have a postpartum pelvic floor disorder include:
If you've given birth in the past year and have any of these or similar symptoms, we may be able to help.
While most women fully heal, it can take 4 weeks to a few months after childbirth to restore pelvic floor health.
Treating pelvic floor disorders after childbirth is often specific to each woman.
Before we decide on your treatment, we may do a physical exam and specialized ultrasound of the pelvic floor.
Peripartum pelvic floor disorder treatments can include:
Pelvic floor physical therapy (PT) is often one of the first treatments for postpartum pelvic floor disorders.
Our specially trained physical therapists will work with you to tailor a care plan focused on healing the pelvic floor after childbirth.
While each woman is unique, we typically suggest starting pelvic floor PT around 4 weeks after delivery.
Pelvic floor exercises and PT include techniques to:
The end goal of PT is to help you return to normal pelvic floor health.
When you visit our clinic, our experts will:
Our services include:
To make an appointment or learn more about pelvic floor care after childbirth, call 412-641-6262.
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Division of Urogynecology
300 Halket St., Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213