If you are pregnant, you certainly need information on pelvic floor exercise during pregnancy. Prenatal exercises for pelvic floor muscles can lead to easier birth and recovery, preventing uterine prolapse and leaking urine or incontinence.
During pregnancy there is increased pressure on the pelvic floor, and childbirth can stretch and damage the pelvic floor muscles. Also during pregnancy, hormones soften all the ligaments and muscles of the pelvic outlet so that the baby’s head can be pushed out during birth. It is important to do pelvic floor exercises to strengthen these muscles.
What is my pelvic floor? Why is my pelvic floor so important? How does pregnancy affect my pelvic floor? How do pelvic floor exercises help me?
What is the pelvic floor?
Why is my pelvic floor so important?
The muscles of the pelvic floor are responsible to bear the increasingly growing uterus during pregnancy, stop leakage of urine from the bladder and wind or faeces from the bowel. The muscles actively squeeze when you laugh, cough, lift or sneeze to help prevent any leakage. They also have an important sexual function, helping to increase sexual awareness for both yourself and your partner during intercourse.They are left weakened due to the excessive strain during pregnancy and child-birth and if left unattended may often lead to leaking urine or incontinence and/or prolapse among women after child-birth.