Constipation is a common issue experienced by many pregnant women due to hormonal changes, increased pressure on the intestines, and slowed digestion. Physical therapy can play a supportive role in managing constipation during pregnancy. A physical therapist can provide education on proper body mechanics and posture to promote optimal bowel function. They can also offer advice on lifestyle modifications, such as dietary adjustments, adequate hydration, and regular exercise, to promote healthy digestion and bowel movements. Additionally, a physical therapist can teach relaxation techniques to stimulate bowel motility. These techniques can help alleviate constipation and provide relief. By incorporating physical therapy into their routine, pregnant women can improve their bowel function, reduce discomfort, and maintain overall gastrointestinal health.
Our skilled team of pelvic floor physical therapists will perform a thorough evaluation to identify areas of impairment that are contributing to your symptoms. Following the exam, your physical therapist will work with you to create a plan of care that best suits your personal goals and needs.