After Delivery Care in Johnson City | 3 people to have on your team
Updated: Jul 15, 2020
Here in Johnson City, Tennessee there are some really cool things available to families and mothers. Moms are getting more and more resources for you to add to your after delivery care plan. Of course your midwife or OBGYN are integral pieces, but are not listed here.
Who are the most important people to include in your after delivery care?
1. A Personal Postpartum Specialist that knows all about after delivery care
One of the most important things you’ll need postpartum is someone do help with the day to day items - cooking healing food, changing the laundry, doing light housekeeping. Resting is really important to healing, but if that’s going to happen you need all hands on deck! That’s what I do.
On top of that, I answer questions 24/7 about breastfeeding, your new baby and what’s normal in this special time after delivery. To set up a consult visit our home page.
2. A pelvic floor physical therapist to help with after delivery care
An important piece in after delivery care is having a pelvic floor physical therapist. No matter if you have a c-section or a vaginal birth, the muscles on the outside and bottom of our abdomen have been through a lot during the 9 months of pregnancy.
Here are some things a pelvic floor physical therapist can help you with in your after delivery care:
Peeing your pants
Feeling like you can’t hold up your own body
Abs not coming back together after birth
3. A maternal mental health therapist that’s trained in after delivery care
When it comes to therapists, not all specialize in then same thing. Did you know that depression in new moms isn’t exactly the same as normal depression? After delivery care needs to include someone who specializes in your personal situation - and has the tools to help. In Johnson City we have a few therapists as well as some support groups that specialize in after delivery and postpartum support.
As you select a therapist, I recommend you start with therapists who are trained and certified in maternal mental health - you can find a directory here. Working with someone who specializes in postpartum or after delivery care will ensure they know where you’re coming from.
I also recommend that you give yourself some flexibility to find the right fit for therapy. As part of your after delivery care team, this person is going to need to “click” with you - and sometimes that takes some trial and error to find the right person.