What are the benefits of staying active during your pregnancy?

Being pregnant can be such an exciting time! Staying active during your pregnancy has so many benefits such as reducing the chance of developing back and pelvic pain, lowering your risk of gestational diabetes and better mental health outcomes.

What concerns may you experience during your pregnancy?

  • Back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal separation

How can Sydney Women’s Physiotherapy help you during your pregnancy?

  • Education
  • Postural education and movement advice
  • Exercise prescription
  • Management of bladder and bowel concerns
  • Liaising with your health professionals
  • Prenatal group exercise classes
  • Preparation for labour and birth

What are Labour TENS machines and can I hire one from you?

TENS machines are a non-invasive, self-controlled form of pain relief that is used extensively around the world. A Labour TENS machine (also known as an Obstetric TENS) is a portable device that is specifically designed for pain relief during labour and is safe to use during the entire birthing process in a dry environment.

The advantages of using a Labour TENS machine include – drug free, non-invasive pain control at the push of a button, the ability to stay in control of your pain, no side effects or drowsiness for you or your baby, can be used in the comfort of your own home, and it can be used in conjunction with other pain-relief techniques.

YES! Labour TENS machines are available to be hired from our clinic. If you would like to hire one, please contact our friendly team.

The Physiotherapists Treating Women’s Health