Is it too late to do pelvic floor exercises after birth?
Exercising your pelvic floor
Also known as Kegel exercises, pelvic floor exercises are key to repairing and strengthening your muscles and get you back in control of your bladder weakness. It’s never too late to start, whether you have a tiny newborn or an active four-year-old.
What pelvic floor exercises should I do postpartum?
- Squeeze slowly and hold for between five and 10 seconds. Release slowly. Repeat 10 times.
- Perform quick, short and hard squeezes. Repeat 10 times.
- Squeeze, then clear your throat or cough lightly. Repeat three times.
- Aim for five or six sets each day.
How often should you do pelvic floor after birth?
Squeeze and draw in your anus and close up and draw your vagina upwards. Do it quickly, tightening and releasing the muscles immediately then do it slowly, holding for as long as you can (but no more than 10 seconds). Repeat each exercise 10 times, four to six times a day.