Bebé PT is a leader in providing Pilates, yoga, massage and other types of prenatal care to help women throughout the West Los Angeles, CA, area stay as healthy and pain-free as possible during pregnancy and delivery.
Bebé PT offers massage therapy, physical therapy, Pilates and yoga as well as group classes to help you stretch and strengthen your muscles so you can prevent or relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy, including back ache, head ache, leg cramps and other pregnancy-related aches and pains. Plus, Bebé PT can help you prepare for delivery with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises focused on the muscles you use during delivery, including your abdominal muscles, low back muscles and your pelvic floor muscles.
Prenatal stretching and strengthening exercises and physical therapy can help you:
improve your posture to help better balance your increasing weight to ward off lower back “sway” that can result in pain not only in your back, but in your shoulders, neck, head and legs as well
learn to lift properly as your center of gravity shifts to help avoid problems related to your spine and discs
address pre-existing issues that can become worse during pregnancy, including chronic issues like herniated discs and pain from sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome
stimulate lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling (edema)
promote good circulation throughout your body, including your legs and your core area
reduce pain and inflammation in the joints to avoid cartilage injury that can lead to osteoarthritis in the future
help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to aid in delivery and help prevent incontinence after delivery
prevent post-pregnancy belly “pooch” by reducing the risk of diastasis recti, or separation of abdominal musculature
Your prenatal care will be based on your health, any symptoms you're experiencing, your pre-existing health issues and your goals, and can include Pilates and other exercises and stretching, yoga, physical therapy, massage and lifestyle guidance.
In an effort to make women's health physical therapy accessible and affordable, Bebé PT (now an Origin company) is a participating provider for hundreds of different health plans in California. Treatments are generally covered with a prescription from your OB/Gyn or any physician. If you don't have a prescription, we can send the physician a prescription on your behalf. Below is a list of the health plans for which we are in-network.
"There is a great balance of progress and encouragement. Every time I leave, I feel like I've made a step in the right direction and come away armed with useful tips."
"One thing I especially appreciate is that I never ever feel rushed-- every question, pain, nuance I want to discuss is always thoroughly talked through. "
"All the assistants are super nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend Bebe PT during pregnancy or postpartum."
"They help you retain your shape and introduce safe and effective work-outs for all your pregnant and post partum needs."