St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com

Muscle, Back, and Joint Pain Before and After Pregnancy

Overview

It's one of the most exciting times of your life. But, for some women, it can be a time filled with anxiety and physical discomfort. Your muscles, ligaments and bones are subject to extreme changes during the childbearing year.

Our therapists are skilled in addressing these issues while paying close attention to the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. We also maintain open communication with your doctor. Our specialized services can help with pregnancy-related pain from conditions like:

Back pain
Back pain is the most common physical complaint in pregnancy. Much of the discomfort from back pain can be addressed with stretching, posture instruction, strengthening exercises and manual therapy.

Sciatica

During pregnancy, your pelvis shifts to accommodate the growth of your baby. This may pain on one side of the lower back, pain down the back of your leg or pain in one buttock.

Headaches
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to headaches.

Leg weakness
As your baby grows, you may experience leg weakness as your body adjusts before and after pregnancy.

Incontinence
Hormonal changes and additional weight pushing down on the pelvic floor.

Carpal tunnel syndrome
This can occur if fluid builds up in the neck and arms during pregnancy.

Exercise
Stay fit during pregnancy, delivery and beyond. The Healthy You Fitness Centers have many programs to help meet your needs. Exercise may also help manage the discomforts of pregnancy.

 
 

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