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Before and after

This Queensland Health publication, developed by physiotherapists (including Mater physiotherapists), provides guidelines to help you stay comfortable and healthy, before and after childbirth.

You will learn more about:

  • the physical changes in your body
  • positions of comfort to use during pregnancy, labour and at home with your baby
  • exercises to maintain and regain your muscle strength and improve posture
  • general guidelines for exercising before and after
  • how to care for your back and reduce pain with everyday activities
  • breathing and relaxation as a skill for life
  • baby handling skills to assist your baby's development.



Before & After–Download this physiotherapy guide to staying comfortable and healthy before and after childbirth (shared with permission).


Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-430090
Last modified 08/8/2017.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 28/2/2014
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