Did you get put in the wrong bucket?
Here’s my theory…
1/3 of women will do just fine postpartum
1/3 of women would benefit from basic postpartum care
1/3 if women need high level expertise for complex issues or won’t respond to basic care
We don’t triage women well.
Women get put in the wrong bucket (dictated by insurance), don’t get better & blame themselves since they have nowhere else to go.
You get put in the right bucket from the start, the process is faster, cheaper & less mom guilt.
What do you think?
It’s misinformation time again…
A story on @gmanews about #ashleytisdale began as a story about how hard it is to navigate postpartum & ended with misinformation about #diastasisrecti
♦️It’s not painful
♦️It’s not preventable
♦️Sit ups are not damaging
♦️You aren’t broken with DRA
Instead, can we update what we DO know:
🟢All women have DRA in pregnancy
🟢Cat/cows aren’t enough
🟢DRA isn’t a sentence for lifelong inactivity
🟢Pain may mean hernia NOT DRA
🟢Surgery is a LAST resort
🟢Physical Therapy 1st
I might be a little passionate about this one.
I was a victim too back when we didn’t know any better.
Now we do.
What have you been told about DRA?
The pendulum is swinging again…
In the process of trying to understand #allthethings for postpartum return to run, are we bogging our moms down with things that don’t matter?
Are physical therapists who work with postpartum women actually capable of doing a gait or strength screening that’s advanced, relevant & not a relic from what they learned in entry level?
Team minutiae or team big picture?
If you’re a mom or pro, what’s been your experience & what’s YOUR preference?
What’s the “right way to start?”
Should I just stop & try again in a few weeks & things will be better?
We talk about taking advice & putting it in context to make it work for you.
YOU get to write your story…it hasn’t been written for you. What have you been told?