Every woman’s birth story is unique and different child to child. It does not matter if this is your first birth, or one of many, the residual effects of childbirth can be long lasting. Pelvic or perineum pain, hemorrhoids, tears from trauma during childbirth and resulting weakness can limit the mother’s ability to care for herself and/or her child. Pelvic floor physical therapists can help a mother heal and gain back her previous function.