How can I strengthen my pelvic floor after giving birth?
- Squeeze and draw in your bottom as if you’re holding in wind.
- Squeeze around your vagina and bladder (urethra) as if you’re stopping the flow of urine or squeezing during intercourse.
- Long squeezes – hold for as long as you can, but no longer than 10 seconds, then relax.
What happens if you don t do pelvic floor exercises after birth?
This can increase the chance of suffering from bladder or bowel problems during pregnancy and after birth. Around 1 out of 3 women develop some form of incontinence after having a baby, but with pelvic floor training during and after pregnancy, your pelvic floor is more likely to return to normal after birth.
Is it too late to fix pelvic floor?
Pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence issues are more common around menopause – but ladies, it’s not something we should put up with! Pelvic floor exercise is proven to have positive effects on symptoms pf pelvic floor dysfunction, whatever age you are – it is never too late.