There are lots of reason I pursued a postnatal fitness specialist program first vs doing a pregnancy program. The biggest reason, was that I am in it right now. I am a fresh post partum mom, in a mid size town, with lack luster postpartum care. Now I am lucky that I had Chase in a city that had really good pre and postnatal care for moms. It was educational and evidence based. So I knew what GOOD pre and postnatal care looked like. Sometimes if we don’t know what better looks like we are fine with what is offered.
The second reason is that I want to help moms know BETTER. We moved back to Mankato and I was shocked to hear some of my friends birth stories and postnatal care. Then I had my own bad experience with the OB office here (another story for another time). I wanted to help moms here, in my community, know they deserve BETTER! So much better.
After a friend had a c section and her telling me she got no instruction on the care for the scar, I was amazed. More moms started sharing their stories with me and I started asking moms about what they were told. Nothing!
YOU DESERVE BETTER, say it with me! YOU DESERVE BETTER!
This is major surgery, where many layers of muscles and tissue are cut! When I got my ACL surgery I had PT for months and was told about scar massage. Moms who have a c section are sent home with a baby and a good luck!
So moms I have been working on a free handout for anyone interested in learning about scar mobility. I have consulted with two physical therapists about these GENERAL techniques. I have also consulted with out local C section support group in town. The handout will has information on what happens with the scar and why light touching and massage can help long term healing.
This is not a handout to heal pain. If you have ANY pain around your scar please go to your doctor and be firm in getting answers. Ask to go to see a physical therapist who can help you. This handout is for general knowledge not to diagnose anything.