Whether having a vaginal delivery or C-section, new moms will experience pelvic laxity after giving birth. Postpartum pelvic laxity can bring many hidden problems to new moms if not well recovered. The most typical symptoms include change of body shape, bloated abdomen, wider and larger hips, sagging hips, X- or O-shaped legs, gynecological problems caused by sagging organs, waist pain, asymmetry on both sides of the waist, and more.
The pelvis is a combination of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles, and contains the iliac bone, sacrum, pubic bone and coccyx. The pelvis plays a top-down role in the human skeleton. The shape of the pelvis has a great impact on the body. The bones are connected to each other by ligamentous tissue support to form joints, which are generally immobile.
During pregnancy, because of changes in hormone levels in a woman’s body, the body secretes relaxin and the tissues and ligaments around the pelvis are in a relaxed state. This is a natural reaction in preparation for childbirth.
As the pregnancy develops, the uterus gradually enlarges, resulting in the soft tissues of the pelvic floor muscles being damaged to varying degrees, disrupting the chronic pulling effect of the pelvic floor on the uterus and other organs. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy lead to changes in the collagen metabolism of the connective tissue of the pelvic floor, which in turn weakens the supporting function of the pelvic floor.
The best time for pelvic recovery is between the 42nd day to six months after delivery. During this period of time, women’s hormone levels are still in a state of change, and the surrounding tissues and ligaments are still in a state of easy adjustment. At this time, proper professional exercise for pelvic recovery can help moms recover their pelvic state more effectively. Pelvic recovery sessions should be planned in advance in order to achieve better result.
At CB Femi, we adopt an approach which combines techniques and instruments to achieve the best recovery result. Firstly, we correct a variety of pelvic problems through techniques, including stock tilt, rotational outward shift, anterior posterior tilt, pubic symphysis separation and more. Then, we use postpartum multifunctional training instrument to accelorate the postpartum posture recovery, adjust body gesture and pelvis, improve diastasis recti issues and allows the pelvis to return to the prenatal state more quickly.