How can I improve my pelvic floor during pregnancy?
- Squeeze and draw in the muscles around your anus (back passage) and vagina at the same time as if you are trying to stop a wee.
- Hold the squeeze as you count to 8; relax for 8 seconds.
- Repeat as many as you can, up to 8 to 10 squeezes.
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.”
Does a strong pelvic floor help labour?
Researchers say women who workout their pelvic muscles by doing Kegel exercises during the last few months of pregnancy have an easier time giving birth.