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Pregnancy, Labour, Birth and Post Natal Care

Use the sections below to find more information about pregnancy care, labour and birth and post natal care.

For more advice or information, please check the obstetrics physiotherapy page for contact details on how to contact the department.

Pregnancy Care

Use the links below for information on how to care for your body during pregnancy:

Care of your body in Pregnancy – Managing Aches and Pains Video

Circulation Changes in Pregnancy Video

Pelvic Floor, Deep Abdominal and Pelvic Tilting Exercise Video

Relaxation for Labour Video

Care of your body in Pregnancy – Advice and Exercise Leaflet 

External Resources

Fit for Pregnancy Information Leaflet: https://pogp.csp.org.uk/publications/fit-pregnancy

NHS Highland Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Information Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v731EXFR2k4

Working from Home – Advice and Exercises: https://www.csp.org.uk/publications/do-you-sit-desk-all-day-leaflets 

Reproduced with permission of Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (pogp.csp.org.uk) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (csp.org.uk). 

Labour and Birth

Use the links below for information on labour and birth:

Positions for Labour and Breathing Video

Positions and Breathing for Labour Leaflet

Relaxation for Labour Video

Relaxation Leaflet

Elective Caesarean Birth – Patient Journey Video

Physiotherapy Advice for After your Caesarean Delivery Video

External Resources 

Information about pregnancy, labour and birth and early parenthood – Ready Steady Baby!

Information about pain relief options – Labour Pains UK

Relaxation for Labour Demo Video – BabyCentre UK

Breathing for Labour Video – BabyCentre UK

Positions for Labour Video – BabyCentre UK

Massage of Labour Video – New Life Classes Ltd

Relaxation Information Leaflet: https://pogp.csp.org.uk/publications/mitchell-method-simple-relaxation

Fit for Birth Information Leaflet: https://pogp.csp.org.uk/publications/fit-birth

Reproduced with permission of LabourPains.com, NHS inform – Ready Steady Baby!, BabyCentre, New Life Classes and Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (pogp.csp.org.uk)

If you are having a Caesarean section, visit our classes section for information about our Enhanced Recovery for Obstetric Surgery in Scotland (EROSS) class.

Post Natal Care