The most important time for you and your newborn
The first few weeks and months following the birth of your beautiful baby can be a physically demanding period. You may have:
- Delivered by C-Section
- Had a painful or prolonged vaginal birth
- Be suffering with low back pain or aching legs
- Be suffering with breast pain
- Developed new aches and pains due to extensive bending and cradling of your baby
And if you are breast feeding, you will be very conscious of what you are consuming. ActivNatal RELIEVE mode may be a suitable drug free option for general pain relief.
Pelvic Floor Muscles
The muscles of the pelvic floor are often weakened during pregnancy (especially if it is not your first) or damaged during childbirth. ActivNatal EXERCISE mode and Pelvic Floor Electrodes may be used to strengthen these vital muscles.
In many such cases a program of gradually increasing muscle exercise may be implemented to help with recovery and rehabilitation of the affected muscles. The beneficial outcomes may include stronger and more toned muscles of the pelvic floor. ActivNatal has a benefit not offered by Kegel exercise for pelvic floor strengthening - it exercises the involuntary (or smooth) muscles as well as the voluntary muscles.
Suggested Program – Pelvic Floor
Start the EXERCISE mode on mild intensity for short periods of time - say 20 minutes per day. Gradually increase the length of treatment (up to 60 minutes per day) and gradually increase the pulse intensity. This will increase the strength of the muscle contractions and gradually strengthen the muscles until they are firmer and stronger.
Pad placement - Pelvic Floor
The last trimester of pregnancy places a lot of stress on a woman's body. The large abdominal sheets may be stretched and separated during late pregnancy. In many such cases a program of gradually increasing muscle exercise may be implemented to help with recovery and rehabilitation of these affected regions. The beneficial outcomes may include a stronger, firmer, and potentially flatter stomach.
Suggested Program – Abdomen
Start the EXERCISE mode on mild intensity and low frequency for short periods of time. Gradually increase the length of treatment (up to 60 minutes per day) and gently increase the pulse intensity. This will increase the strength of the muscle contractions and gradually strengthen the muscles until they are firmer and stronger.
Pad placement - Abdomen
ActivNatal treatment guide
|Purpose||Mode||Intensity||Time||How often / when|
|Ante natal and post natal|
|Musculoskeletal pain relief||RELIEVE||Low to medium||Minimum 60 minutes||On demand|
|Muscle tension, stress||RELIEVE||Low||Several hours||On demand|
|Circulation, swollen ankles||RELIEVE||Low||Minimum 60 minutes||Each evening|
|Post natal – 6 or more weeks after childbirth|
|Pelvic floor||EXERCISE MODE||Start low; gradually increase||20 to 30 minutes||Daily|
|Abdominal Sheet||EXERCISE MODE||Start low; gradually increase||20 to 30 minutes||Daily|
$70.00 AUD + PH, for 5 weeks