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Before and After - A Physiotherapy guide to pregnancy, birth and beyond

A physiotherapy guide to staying comfortable and healthy before and after childbirth.

Learn more about:

  • the physical changes in your body
  • positions of comfort to use in pregnancy and labour
  • strengthening exercises to maintain and regain your muscle strength and improve posture
  • general guidelines for exercise before and after
  • how to prevent back pain by taking care of your back in daily life
  • relaxation as a skill for life
  • baby handling skills to assist your baby’s development.

View the online booklet here.

Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-
Last modified 31/3/2021.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 30/12/2020
For further translated health information, you can visit healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/ supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services that offers a range of patient information in multiple languages.
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