At two weeks postpartum, I could feel something was off in my pelvic floor area. During my 6 week postpartum visit, the OB-GYN checked for uterine prolapse but said everything was fine, or it was in the "normal range". As months went on, I still could feel something was off. I was spotting after intercourse, and pain while urinating, and even started having some lower back pain. At 6 months postpartum, I decided to go in for another visit. This time, a different OB-GYN noted I had prolapse of the bladder (cystocele). She recommended surgery once I was done having children, or I could try some physical therapy. I chose physical therapy.
The OB-GYN's office sent over the referral to Women First Rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it was out of network for insurance, but after reading the reviews, and talking with the office staff at WFR, I decided it was worth the investment. It has been worth every penny. After my first appointment with Candice Goch, I felt hopeful, excited and motivated. She is one of the most knowledgeable, empathetic and encouraging healthcare professionals I have ever interacted with. She was flexible and understanidng when I had to bring my baby to the appointments and she cared enough to text me when I was out of town for a month.
Now 6 months later, I no longer have the issues mentioned previously. Instead, I have a to0lbox of exercises, breath work, and other postural techniques to help maintain my pelvic floor. This truly was life changing experience. I will recommend this clinic, and the pelvic floor therapy to anyone and everyone- especially women who have given birth!