Cabrini Maternity Services
Caring For You Throughout, And After, Your Pregnancy
Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy has a long and proud association with Cabrini Health Maternity providing pre and post-natal services since 1994. In 2012, Cabrini moved to an in-house Physiotherapy department model and Shan Morrison (Managing Director of Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy), oversees the Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapy service.
Physiotherapists from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy work at Cabrini, delivering the highest quality pregnancy education, exercises classes and post-natal care. Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy also consults at the Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre.
The Following Physiotherapy Services And Classes Are Offered:
Mum’s in Training
These classes are open to all pregnant women regardless of where you are birthing. The Mums in Training exercise class is an exercise and education class for pregnant women, at any stage of their pregnancy, enabling them to exercise under the supervision of a Physiotherapist trained in women's health. Download a brochure here.
Healthy Pregnancy Class
This interactive class will help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy by providing information about how to prevent poor bladder control and back and pelvic pain. Guidelines for safe and appropriate exercises will also be included.
This practical workshop is designed to empower women and their support person to break the stress response that can occur in labour. These life skills include movement, positioning, massage, breath awareness, relaxation and TENS, which can also be applied to the postnatal period. Early physical recovery following birth will also be explored.
This class prepares expectant parents for a caesarean birth, the physical and emotional recovery, and caring for your baby at home. This class is facilitated by a Midwife and a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.
Facilitated by a Midwife and a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, this class is for parents wishing to update their knowledge. It provides an overview of birth options, including vaginal birth after caesarean, the latest birth skills, pain relief options, pelvic floor and back care and preparing your older child / children for the arrival of a baby. A tour of the Maternity Unit is included.
AFTER THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY
Post –natal Consultation
Unique to Cabrini Maternity, this is an individualised one on one consultation for woman in the days following the birth of your baby. The focus is on physical recovery, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles and early detection of physical problems such as low back pain and postural issues.
Treatment For Physical Issues
Physiotherapists can provide individual physiotherapy treatment for specific physical problems if required after birth. This may include management of pelvic, back and perineal pain, breast conditions, bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems and abdominal muscle separation.
Mum’s & Bub’s Classes
These classes are open to all post-natal women regardless of where you birthed. It’s an evidence-based 8-week group program for post-natal women that assists in recovery from childbirth and improves parenting self-confidence. This class combines physiotherapy led exercise and education sessions tailored for new mothers. Download a brochure here.
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