ParCare Community Health Network’s obstetricians are board certified doctors who specialize in women’s health; specifically, women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period after childbirth. Many times the obstetrics medical specialty is combined with the gynecology discipline, also known as OB/GYN doctors.
Seeing an obstetrician is especially important in the early stages of pregnancy to screen for any potential risk factors or complications, and continues to be equally important during your first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy, as well as any necessary postnatal care. Prenatal care requires regular visits during the various stages of pregnancy and includes routine testing and physical examinations.
Mobility designates exercises that will increase your range-of-motion and your stabilization, or control of the muscles that surround each joint, Wickham explains. Mobility isn’t the same as flexibility, though it is close.
Strength training or resistance training involves the performance of physical exercises which are designed to improve strength and endurance. It is often associated with the use of weights but can take a variety of different forms.
Good posture refers to the “three natural curves [that] are present in a healthy spine.”.It is also called neutral spine. Looking directly at the front or back of the body, the 33 vertebrae in the spinal column should appear completely vertical.