Physiotherapists are involved in the following preparation for birth classes:
Healthy Pregnancy Session
Early pregnancy education covering back care, posture, pelvic floor exercises, exercise guidelines and relaxation.
This class is a pre-requisite for Balancing Bellies attendance
Pregnancy To Parenting - Active Birth and Beyond
Later pregnancy, preparation for birth education; covering positions and movement, massage, relaxation and post-natal recovery advice.
TENS for Labour
Transcutaneous External Nerve Stimulation(TENS)education and information regarding this method of pain relief.
"Balancing Bellies" during pregnancy, from 25 weeks
Stretch and tone exercise class, using a therapy ball.
"Movers and Shapers" after birth
Low impact return to exercise. Bring your baby with you.
Individual outpatient appointments during the pregnancy and 3 months post-natally are available for women birthing at Canberra Hospital.
These appointments are for musculo-skeletal or pelvic floor/continence issues
They're also available for women with special needs. Interpreters are available by prior arrangement.
- Women's Health Physiotherapy Pregnancy Exercise and Postnatal Recovery Programs (October 2014)
- Women's Health Physiotherapy Pregnancy Education Program (October 2014)
- Community Health Physiotherapy Services
For more information ask your midwife or call physiotherapy. Phone (02) 6244 2154.
To book the Healthy Pregnancy Session, please phone booking and scheduling on (02) 6174 7625.