Pelvic Wellness Through Childbirth: a Physical Therapist’s Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment


Does the posture on the right look familiar?  Many pregnant moms and parents of young children stand with their weight far back over their heels. This stance may seem comfortable, but really it puts huge amounts of strain on the ligaments, muscles, bones and discs in your abdomen and back.  You might ask, “How can I have good posture all day?” Come to “Pelvic Wellness through Childbirth” where we will practice postural strengthening exercises in class among many topics to prevent injury and have an easier pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum period. Many prenatal classes stop at birth.

We want to prepare you for the rest of the journey

In this class we will go beyond posture and kegels into core strength. We will discuss what to expect and what to do now. We cover the special anatomical concerns for new moms and we will try practical and fun therapeutic exercises you can do at home to prevent and treat the physical ailments of childbearing.

Your child needs you to be healthy and to have a strong, pain-free body to carry them through pregnancy and years beyond.  Get double duty out of activities such as lifting your child, toileting, or standing.  Strengthen your core, prevent injury, and feel more energetic.  Banish pain of the back, neck, shoulders, and hips; incontinence; pelvic organ prolapse; and diastasis recti.  Whether you want to prevent  future issues or alleviate symptoms you may already have, this class is for you.  Act now to improve your family’s health 20-30 years down the line.

Teacher: “ Mags” Margaret Yen-Chuang Matthews, PT, MPT, licensed pelvic physical therapist and Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist. She owns Alive Physical Therapy specializing in Obstetric rehabilitation, women’s and men’s health, and pilates. Mags loves working with families to support birth. “I disrupt the cycles of pain and dysfunction to guide people to a more energetic and balanced work, home, and sex life.”

Next Class:     Saturday, October 23 from 1-3pm theNestyellow logo

Where:            The Nest Classroom
208 Providence Mine Road, Suite 122.  Nevada City, CA
Take second RIGHT to park in back of the Providence Plaza complex.  (Same location as our offices)