With roughly 30% of North American births occurring via caesarean, this is a patient population that you will encounter as a pelvic health or orthopedic practitioner. Because so many women experience shame, guilt and the feeling that they “took the easy way out” following a C-section, it is important to be armed with the appropriate information and language necessary to help women prepare for this surgery and to recuperate afterwards. A caesarean birth presents its own unique set of challenges for practitioners. Rehabilitation techniques addressing the complications that can occur following a major abdominal surgery while simultaneously acknowledging the challenges associated with early motherhood are necessary for a well-balanced approach to recovery.
At the end of this presentation, a question period is offered to participants to ask questions or present clinical cases to Katie Kelly.