The physical postpartum issues plaguing moms of multiples

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, explains what the most common physical postpartum issues that new mothers of twins face after giving birth and how to treat them
Most Common Physical Postpartum Issues Affecting Moms of Twins
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The physical postpartum issues plaguing moms of multiples

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Postpartum issues for moms of multiples, can be very different; especially their cardiovascular level. You would think they would be more in shape, running around after multiples; but, often times, they are less fit. We try to incorporate normal, routine things that they do with their babies in everyday life, and try to increase their heart rate. We look at target heart rate; which is, 220 minus your age, and you multiply that by your level of fitness that you want to do. You can actually be able to be more fit, so that you can do some of the other strengthening things that you need to do. The other issue is that tissues and ligaments are often stretched out, when you've had multiples, than with singletons.

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, explains what the most common physical postpartum issues that new mothers of twins face after giving birth and how to treat them

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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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