Birth Voices East Blog
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Recently, myself (Jodie) and Kaya from the Birth Voices MVP, went along to the Paget to carry out a '15 Steps Exercise' (more about that in another blog....), we heard about the excellent offer from the Pelvic Health Physio team and knew that more people needed to hear about what is on offer in terms of after birth physiotherapy support. We got in touch with Jenna a Clinical specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and she has given us some info to share:
The Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team are based at the James Paget Hospital, offering support for those who have delivered at the hospital. They also see women, men and children for incontinence symptoms and women specifically for pelvic organ prolapse.
Traditionally they see new mums on the wards after they have given birth offering advice on pelvic floor and abdominal exercises and birth recovery, including support after a cesarean section.
In 2018-2019 the physiotherapy team undertook a survey with new mums at the JPUH with the aim to identify mums preferred methods of receiving after birth support from the team. 50% of mums stated they would like YouTube video information compared to 34% saying they would like the current method of a physiotherapist visiting them on the ward.
As a result of the feedback received from the survey the Physiotherapy team have produced a suite of postnatal videos to supplement the care they provide. These are now available and accessible to all on the James Paget website under the maternity department and pelvic health physiotherapy department page.
Author: Birth Voices East