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pelvic floor care with Hayley Kava
Episode 01
11/05/2021

Early Recovery: How to support the first 6 weeks postpartum

Hayley Kava in conversation with Lindsay McCoy

Summary of show:

Current guidance for what to do after having a baby is abysmal. We are maybe told to “take it easy” and possibly “do some kegels” but that is really about it. Then the 6 week postnatal visit comes around and BAM! Cleared for all exercise. Is this really the best way to support a body that has just gone through the amazing and intense transformation that is pregnancy? A body that then gave birth- whether vaginally or via cesarean birth? Pelvic Physical Therapist Hayley Kava comes on to jam with me on all things the first 6 weeks postpartum and how to safely progress your body back to the things you love!

Current guidance for what to do after having a baby is abysmal. We are maybe told to “take it easy” and possibly “do some kegels” but that is really about it. Then the 6 week postnatal visit comes around and BAM! Cleared for all exercise. Is this really the best way to support a body that has just gone through the amazing and intense transformation that is pregnancy? A body that then gave birth- whether vaginally or via cesarean birth? Pelvic Physical Therapist Hayley Kava comes on to jam with me on all things the first 6 weeks postpartum and how to safely progress your body back to the things you love!

Hayley Kava PT, MPT, never wanted to be a pelvic floor physical therapist. She has been an athlete her whole life and working with athletes was her passion. Until she gave birth the first time and realized that labor, birth and postpartum recovery was the most physically, and emotionally demanding thing she had ever done. Through navigating her own recovery, she realized that all people with pelvic floors deserve more information and empowerment about how to address their common, but often taboo, issues. Hayley Kava became the pelvic floor PT she never thought she would be, and “HayleyKavaPT” was born.

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