Do pelvic floor exercises make birth easier?
Doing pelvic floor exercises will strengthen these muscles and help you control any accidents. It will also help you ease your baby out during labour, and recover faster after the birth.
How do I know if my pelvic floor is weak during pregnancy?
Marian says there are signs women can look out for that might indicate an issue with their pelvic floor. “Leakage of urine and vaginal heaviness are two obvious signs of pelvic floor problems. Less obvious signs could be pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain, constipation and pain during intercourse.”
How do I prepare my pelvic floor for birth?
- Find a full range of motion in the pelvic floor.
- Perineal Massage (or Stretching)
- Work with a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist (yes, even during pregnancy)
- Check out our pelvic floor prep for birth course!