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Medical Support & PT for Pregnancy in Pittsburgh, PA

Pregnancy Physical Therapy

From back pain during pregnancy and sciatica pain during pregnancy to perineal tears and pain during sex, you may have heard that a certain amount of discomfort is an unavoidable part of being pregnant. Dr. Kailee and the team at Resilient Motherhood disagree. Moms-to-be have a right to enjoy their pregnancies, and we're here to help make that happen.

Resilient Motherhood helps pregnant women have painless pregnancies, exercise with confidence, and labor with confidence without having to sift through confusing information on YouTube, Google, and moms' groups. 

From our experience providing physical therapy during pregnancy, we know that the right information and support can make all the difference. We're here to provide education, answer your questions, and give you tools to help you have a resilient pregnancy. 

Dr. Kailee has years of experience working with pregnant women and is passionate about helping them feel their best. If you're looking for pregnancy care in Pittsburgh, PA, look no further than Resilient Motherhood. Schedule your first consultation with us today -- we can't wait to meet you!

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Pain Relief, Perineal Tear Prevention & More

You're probably wondering what physical therapy can do for you during pregnancy. We offer a variety of services to help relieve pain, prevent perineal tearing, and improve your overall experience. Dr. Kailee will create a custom care plan based on your specific needs and goals.

Dr. Kailee and her team provide care in three stages:

First Stage

We calm overactive muscles using manual (hands-on) therapy, look at any current stressors or mental health problems you may be facing, and focus on good breathing techniques.

Second Stage

We help you re-coordinate your muscles, bringing on any muscles that are underactive to help overactive muscles. This includes first-stage techniques with the gradual addition of specific exercises. We'll look at all the activities you want to do and make sure your muscles are coordinated to meet your specific goals.

Third Stage

The last stage involves strengthening your body as a whole system, ensuring that none of problems we've addressed will return.

Some of the most common issues we help women with include:

Hip Pain During Pregnancy

Hip pain during pregnancy hurts to walk and can limit your mobility. We'll show you how to relieve hip pain during pregnancy with exercises, stretches, and manual therapy.

Upper Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy. We'll show you how to ease back pain with a variety of techniques, including stretches, strengthening exercises, and manual therapy.

Diastisis Recti

Also known as abdominal separation, diastisis recti can cause a lot of pain and may even make it difficult to walk or sit up. We’ll show you how to tell if you have diastisis recti while pregnant and how to fix diastisis recti using targeted exercises and manual therapy.

Perineal Tear Prevention

Using hands-on perineal massage techniques, we'll teach you how to properly relax your pelvic floor muscles and take the proper positioning for labor. We can help you manage any pain, address any fears you have related to labor and learn how to properly push to limit strain on your body.

Labor & Delivery

We offer a variety of services to help you have a more enjoyable labor and delivery, including perineal massage, relaxation techniques, education on the different stages of labor, and more.

Problem Prevention

If you have prolapse or incontinence, we'll help you learn prevention techniques like pressure management and good bowel and bladder habits.

Labor Prep Program:

Our labor program can prevent perineal tearing, shorten labor, improve chances of vaginal birth, and reduce the risk of traumatic birth 

 How to relax your pelvic floor

This is the foundation of our program. Learn to relax your pelvic floor through breathing, touch, and mental hacks.

How to push

This imperative for first time moms, second time moms who tore before, or moms aiming for a VBAC. It is one of the most overlooked skills in preventing perineal tearing.

Perineal massage

Our 3 step process helps to break down scar tissue, relax muscles, and teach the brain that the sensation of crowning is "safe" to prevent perineal tearing

Positions that are best for your body at each stage of labor

Learn what positions you push in best and which ones open your pelvis to help prevent stalls in labor, improve chances of vaginal birth and prevent perineal tearing

Pain management

Confidently manage pain with techniques that you won't learn in childbirth ed class. These tools are helpful if you want an epidural or want to go medication free. This can help improve chances of a vaginal birth.

Address fears surrounding birth

We all have fears about labor. We need to address our fears and teach our pelvic floors and nervous systems to stay calm to improve chances of a vaginal birth, shorten labor, and prevent perineal tearing. 

Frequently-Asked Questions

You could wait. But we want you to enjoy your pregnancy and stay active, so we say eff waiting. You deserve to feel your best during pregnancy, so let’s take care of your pain or leaking NOW. Because we can.

Yes! We can help with positioning, perineal massage, scar tissue, and help you confidently manage pain- all of these can help you improve your chances of a vaginal birth after a c-section!

Yes! At Resilient Motherhood, we know it can be hard to make time for another appointment, but it’s so important that you don’t neglect your own health. That’s why it’s important to us to offer virtual sessions as well. While not every element of physical therapy can be conducted virtually, telemedicine allows us to support you when and where you need us, not just when you can get to our office.

Resilient Motherhood makes it easy to get started on the road to empowered motherhood. Just schedule your first consultation with us virtually or at one of our two convenient locations using our online scheduling tool