Pelvic Floor Exercise –
The Importance of Exercising the Pelvic Floor
exercise is something that all women should practice immediately after pregnancy
whether having given birth vaginally or via c section.
During pregnancy and
childbirth the pelvic floor muscles undergo enormous trauma and stretch to allow the baby to
pass through which may cause damage, bruising and a weakening of the area.
As a result the muscles
can’t perform effectively which may lead to stress incontinence, decreased sensation during sex
and possible prolapse.
Stress incontinence is where
a small amount of urine is leaked when coughing, sneezing, laughing or
exercising. Up to 25 per cent of new mothers
suffer from this. Pelvic floor
exercise helps strengthen these muscles so that they function effectively again.The
more you use them, the stronger they will become.
exercises are often referred to as Kegel’s, named after the
creator of the concept Dr Arnold Kegel. Both descriptions refer to the same
The great thing about them is they can be done anytime.
You won’t get sweaty doing them, they aren’t physically tiring and can be done standing up,
sitting, lying down, or while carrying out a range of daily activities such as boiling a kettle,
talking on the telephone or watching television.
Unfortunately it's surprisingly
difficult to focus these exercises correctly. They're boring to do and most women simply give up
trying long before any effect is achieved.
There are basically two
different types of exercises. The first, known as ‘slow Kegels’ strengthens the muscles and
increases the length of time you can consciously hold them. The second, ‘fast Kegels’ improves
how quickly your pelvic floor tightens when you cough or sneeze for example.
The exercises must be done
regularly to see any noticeable benefit. Try to use
trigger points to remember when to do them such as when advertisements are shown on television,
when traffic lights turn red etc.
Be consistent, the benefits
will sometimes take weeks to be fully noticeable, but persist because the relatively small
amount of effort required is well worth the time they take.
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