hyper mobility in postnatally pregnant lady!!

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hyper mobility in postnatally pregnant lady!!

hyper mobility in postnatally pregnant lady!!
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I will be teaching a lady who is 28 weeks pregnant. She gave birth vaginially to a stillborn in August 2006, and a miscarraige before that. She is suffering from extreme hyopermobility, particularly in the back and pelvis which i suspect is related to the emotional trauma as well as being physically both postnatal and pregnant. I am considering keeping the one to one classes focussed on breathing, pelvic stability exercises and gentle releasing for the upper body and relaxation but would welcome any particular advice and exercises anyone can give.

Thank you for your help, Lizzy

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Mon, May 14 2007 7:28 AM In reply to
jo.montgomery

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Dear Lizzy,

I too was a pregnant/postnatal/pregnant/postnatal lady! I would recommend pelvic stability exercises. My pelvis completely lost stability such that I couldn't walk during pregnancy 1. It recovered slightly postnatally then lost stability again during pregnancy 2 (2 years+ later). I saw an obstetric physiotherapist fortnightly through pregnancy 2 and it was only due to focusing on pelvic stability exercises that I didn't become totally immobile again. Transverse abdominals and gluteals were key for me. I also found that I suffered a 'locking' of the muscles in my lower back as a compensation for lack of stability in the pelvis, so some lower back relaxation would be good, although if she's thinking of massage care should be taken around lumbar 3 and 4 as these regions can trigger labour apparently! Although I'm not a yoga teacher (I'm part way through infant aquatics training), I do have experience of losing and regaining my pelvic stability. That said, its still not 100% OK, but most people recover once hormone levels return to pre-pregnancy state (I am an endocrinologist).

Hope this helps,

wish your Mum-to-be luck!

Jo, Cambridge.

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Tue, May 22 2007 4:36 AM In reply to
Lizzy

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Hello Jo,

Sorry for the delay I was away for the last week.

Thank you very much for your experience and advice, it will certainly help me to focus the sessions. It sounds very much as if you experienced physically much of what this lady has. Many thanks.

Enjoy your water babies.

Lizzy