Given the urgent need to reduce severe maternal morbidity and mortality, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new revised Committee Opinion to reinforce the importance of the “fourth trimester,” and to propose a new paradigm for postpartum care. 👏
ACOG now recommends that postpartum care should be an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter. These visits will include, but not limited to, an assessment of physical recovery from birth….which includes referal to pelvic floor physical therapy. 👩
Every woman should see a pelvic health Doctor of Physical Therapy (as soon as 3 weeks postpartum) for a comprehensive musculoskeletal and pelvic floor examination, screening for postpartum depression, and intervention to guide the optimal musculoskeletal recovery from pregnancy and childbirth. 🤱
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