How an EmSella Treatment Can Improve Postpartum Pelvic Floor Weakness
Becoming a mother can be an empowering and life-changing experience. However, carrying a child and giving birth can place extreme stress on your body in multiple ways. It's normal to experience postpartum changes and discomfort in the first several weeks after delivery. Pelvic floor weakness is common, especially after multiple pregnancies, and can worsen over time. If this happens to you, EmSella treatment can help.
Understanding Pelvic Floor Weakness
Trouble maintaining strength and coordination in the pelvic floor muscles is relatively common, but more so in postpartum women. It can lead to many unwanted and even embarrassing side effects and does not resolve on its own. In fact, it can worsen with time, so it's important to identify and promptly address this issue through EmSella treatment.
Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Every person and body is different, so how one exhibits signs of pelvic floor dysfunction can vary from another. In general, you may experience:
- Urinary incontinence
- Pain in the lower back without explanation
- Difficulty with bowel movements
- Pain, discomfort, or difficulty with sexual intercourse
Keep in mind that while many of these issues are normal during pregnancy and even in the early stages of postpartum recovery, they are not normal long-term. If these issues persist for more than six weeks after delivery, you may have issues with your pelvic floor.
Causes and Risk Factors
Pregnancy and childbirth are some of the most prevalent causes of pelvic floor issues, but they are not the only ones. You can develop this condition if you:
- Experienced trauma to the pelvis, including injury or surgery
- Are overweight or obese
- Have a family history of pelvic floor dysfunction
- Have poor toileting habits
Regardless of the underlying cause, EmSella treatment can address the issue effectively.
Pelvic Floor Weakness and Incontinence
Some people assume pelvic floor weakness and the incontinence accompanying it are just a fact of life, whether due to aging or giving birth. However, this is far from the truth. It is never typical or expected to leak urine long-term. Not only can this affect your overall quality of life by limiting your activities and freedom, but it can also affect your health.
Wearing incontinence pads or garments day after day can lead to infection, irritation, and skin damage or breakdown. Difficulty with eliminating waste can also be harmful and increases your risks for urinary tract infections and impaction. The general discomfort can be disheartening, and if it affects your sex life, it can also impact your relationships and mental health. For these reasons, you should schedule EmSella treatment as soon as your doctor recommends. It is not prudent to wait and hope things will improve, as the opposite is more likely.
The EmSella Treatment Procedure
Unlike options in the past, EmSella is unique in that it is non-invasive, pain-free, and treats the problem at its source. This low-risk, high-reward option is simple, straightforward, and can yield incredible results for new moms.
Determining Which Clients Are the Right Candidates
Women in the postpartum period can engage in pelvic floor therapy relatively soon after delivery. However, just how long you need to wait after giving birth can vary from person to person. Most experts recommend waiting six to eight weeks after childbirth to begin EmSella treatment or any other type of specialised treatment anywhere on the body. Some women with serious pelvic floor issues who have healed from delivery quickly may begin sooner if their doctor recommends it. Those who had complications during pregnancy or delivery may need to wait longer.
Because of the nature of the equipment used and the procedure itself, clients with metal or electronic implants cannot use EmSella. However, no other general health conditions contraindicate this type of approach. Most women with weakened pelvic floors, not just those postpartum, can benefit from EmSella. It's also approved and recommended for use in males with pelvic floor issues.
Understanding the Process
Your doctor must first diagnose you with pelvic floor weakness to determine if you need treatment. Once they confirm your condition, you can begin the treatment process. Your EmSella provider may also perform a physical exam to ensure the procedure is right for you.
How long and often you receive EmSella treatment depends on your specific case. Most people generally require six sessions of 30 minutes per treatment, twice weekly for three weeks. The procedure simply requires that you sit on a specialised chair.
The chair is a device that sends electronic pulses to help contract your pelvic floor muscles, improving their overall tone and structure. You may experience some tingling and tightening, but the therapy is pain-free. You can resume your normal activities immediately after every session.
Seeing Results and Long-Term Care
Some people see the benefits of EmSella treatment after just one session, while others may require two or more appointments before noticing a significant difference, which should only improve as treatment progresses. Fortunately, the results are lasting if you continue caring for your body. Pelvic floor strengthening exercises performed routinely can help you maintain the tone achieved through treatment. If you experience another pregnancy in the future, you may wish to revisit your EmSella provider after delivery.
The Benefits of Emsella Treatment
Clients who choose EmSella can experience improved pelvic floor overall strength and tone, leading to less urinary urgency and incontinence. This can also help with digestive and sexual health, not to mention boosted self-confidence. EmSella treatment is also non-invasive, making it a safe and comfortable option that addresses the underlying issue and not just the symptoms.
Start Your Emsella Treatment Programme Today
Are you ready to take back control of your body? If you are a postpartum mother looking for relief from pelvic discomfort and incontinence issues, EmSella treatment is the solution you are seeking. At Lavish Skin and Body, we specialise in various treatments to help you care for and love yourself. New moms deserve to look and feel their best! Contact us today to schedule this and other treatments to help you feel more like yourself again.