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Before and after

This information, developed by 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–A physiotherapy guide to staying comfortable and healthy before and after childbirth. Download here


Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-430090
Last modified 09/8/2017.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 28/2/2014
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