The benefits of C-sections for postpartum recovery

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advice on the benefits of having a Cesarean Section to help with postpartum recovery
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The benefits of C-sections for postpartum recovery

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In my opinion, some of the benefits or reasons why a woman might want to have a c-section, is to avoid pelvic floor trauma. Maybe they've had some kind of pelvic pain issue prior or with a previous pregnancy. Also, they may have a history of pelvic dysfunction, back pain, or hip pain that might not allow them to feel comfortable during labor and delivery. Also, to avoid complications from more pelvic floor weakness.

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advice on the benefits of having a Cesarean Section to help with postpartum recovery

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Deena Goodman, PT

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Deena Poll Goodman, PT, WCS, BCIA-PMDB is the Founder and Director of Goodman Physical Therapy, Inc in West Los Angeles, CA. She is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 22 years of experience specializing in urogynecology, obstetrics, orthopedics, and pelvic health and wellness.  Goodman is one of the first in the nation to have received Board Certification as a Women's Health Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. She treats men and women in her private practice for pelvic and sexual pain issues, and has a passion for helping prenatal and postpartum women get their bodies back in shape. She is internationally recognized for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and developed and implemented many programs during the 12 years she was on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center including mom and baby exercise classes. 

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