Part 4 of 5: An excerpt from the eBook
A Pelvic Health Physiotherapist’s Perspective: Prepare Your Pelvic Floor for Birth
by Brittany Klingmann

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Things you can do to Prepare, continued.

Perineal Massage

One technique that has been shown to reduce the severity of tearing is Perineal Massage. It can be taught a few different ways. I believe it is very helpful, as it can be a tool for building familiarity with those muscles. Encountering a sensation that you may deem as uncomfortable – but rather than pulling away from this and tensing the muscles, learning how to release tension and relax. Seeing a PelvicHealth Physiotherapist in your area for a prenatal appointment can be a great way to learn this technique. Generally, it is not recommended to start perineal massage before 34 weeks of gestation.

Brittany Klingmann

MPT, Young Kempt Physiotherapy

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