Seeing a physical therapist after giving birth should be the new "normal" in the US! You may have heard about pelvic PT, it’s standard postpartum care in Germany and France. French OBGYNs prescribe postpartum women 10-20 sessions of pelvic physical rehab, and it’s covered as part of the country’s government health care plan. In Germany, new moms an get 10x "Rueckbildung" (which is a course given by a midwife or PT) and is all about Kegels and Core Strength Postpartum and also 100% covered by insurance. In the US, this is not standard yet, but we recommend all our new moms to see a PT for a check up. We have several excellent Pelvic Floor PT's (all over NYC) Mom in Balance work together with and refer their members to!
Watch this video, how a pelvic PT can help you postpartum: