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Cesarean Section and Your Core

April is C-section Awareness Month.

  • Do you have discomfort at your c-section scar?

  • Do you feel disconnected to your core since your c-section?

  • Have you noticed a change in bowel or bladder habits since your c-section?

  • Have you had difficulty exercising after your c-section?

  • Have you noticed hip, back or pelvic floor pain since your c-section?

  • Have you wondered why you have pelvic floor problems without a vaginal delivery?

Postpartum pelvic floor rehabilitation is a big part of what we do at Healthy Core and healing from a c-section is often overlooked. At Healthy Core, we ask these questions during our evaluation, regardless of how many years have passed. Many times we see women with pain and dysfunction related to a former pregnancy or surgery. After visiting our clinic, women become empowered in their healing potential and learn lifelong strategies and exercises to prevent future problems.

C-section is short for cesarean section, and is the delivery of a baby through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. According to the most recent Obstetric Care Consensus from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), roughly 1 out of 3 women give birth by c-section. For many women, c-section isn’t a choice; it is the only safe way to deliver their baby but often requires a longer healing period and has more potential risks. During a c-section, the lower abd