Physical Recovery after Birth by the Western Health Physiotherapy Department

These short videos have been developed by the Women's Health Physiotherapy team to provide information on physical recovery after pregnancy and birth. They are intended for viewing by women who have recently given birth at Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital. We have done our best to ensure the content is accurate, up-to-date and relevant, based on our knowledge and experience at the time of production. 

Recovery After Birth 

Pelvic Floor Muscles

Bladder Care 

Bowel Care  

Back Care  

Abdominal Separation  

Return to Exercise  

We value your feedback:

We are conducting a research project: Physio On Your Phone: Innovation In The Delivery Of Post-Partum Education. If you have watched these videos after giving birth at Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital, we would appreciate hearing your feedback which can be provided here:

Contact details:

If you have any questions about the content of the videos or have any concerns about your physical recovery as discussed in the videos, please contact the Women's Health Physiotherapy team on 03 83451727