Be Proactive About Your Birth with Birth Preparation and Postpartum Care

Renew Health specializes in birth preparation and postpartum care.

Working with a pelvic floor physical therapist during pregnancy can help:

Reduce the likelihood of perineal tearing during childbirth

Reduce the incidence of urinary incontinence during and following birth

Address common dysfunction like low back pain, sciatic pain, pubic symphysis pain and SI joint pain

Postpartum care is essential for promoting optimal healing, addressing postpartum discomfort, and ensuring your long-term well-being - without costly interventions like surgical procedures down the road.

Return to Run Postpartum

Common Complaints

  • Not feeling prepared for labor/delivery, unsure how to advocate for the experience you desire

  • Experiencing pelvic heaviness with activity during pregnancy/PP

  • Unable to activate or "find" your abs after having your baby

  • Pain and vaginal dryness with intercourse, tampon usage or GYN exams

  • Urinary/fecal incontinence with coughing, sneezing, or exercise

After Trusting the Process

  • Feel prepared for labor/delivery with our birth prep services

  • Learn strategies to mitigate pelvic heaviness, commonly associated with a pelvic organ prolapse

  • Optimize lower abdominals with workouts and return to heavy activity

  • Improve overactive pelvic floor muscles and scar tissue to engage in penetrative activities without pain

  • Return to activities without leakage

When Should I See a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist During Pregnancy?

We start seeing patients for birth prep and pregnancy care typically in the second or beginning of the third trimester. We see our clients for a priority session between 2-6 weeks postpartum. We perform a thorough assessment, including an abdominal screening and an internal PF assessment following clearance by your medical provider and with our clients’ consent.

How is This Different Than a 6-Week OB/GYN Appointment?

A typical 6-week OB/GYN check-up includes a conversation regarding birth control and a medical assessment for tissue healing/infection. An internal evaluation is not always performed.

A pelvic floor physical therapist can perform a thorough examination to assess your muscle strength, length, and coordination. We help guide you through your healing process postpartum with the goal to return you to activities you enjoy, such as walking, running, CrossFit, yoga and more!

Should I Come In If I Had a C-Section?

Yes! The pelvic floor is not necessarily "spared" following a c-section delivery. A c-section is a major abdominal surgery leading to its own potential complications and recovery process. Common symptoms following a c-section delivery include: c-section scar sensitivity, urinary leakage, pelvic pain, and abdominal weakness.


"Brianna was amazing! I became discouraged after having a second C-section and the healing process; not being able to exercise without pain after the “6 week clearance” from the obgyn. She helped me understand pelvic floor function and why I was having issues. She helped resolve all my postpartum issues and I even started slowly running without incisional pain after 7 sessions (over a 2-3 month span). Thank you so much Brianna!"

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Phone: (413) 224-6657

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280 N. Main Street Suite 10A, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

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280 N Main St Suite 10A, East Longmeadow, MA 01028, USA

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