Pelvic Floor Exercises

By Kelly Rennie

 

Your pelvic floor is a layer of muscle that supports the uterus and helps you maintain bowel and bladder control. It’s put under immense pressure during pregnancy.

Do pelvic floor exercises every day and you’ll help keep your back and spine strong, flatten your tummy post birth, and alleviate the problems with bladder and bowel control that are common after childbirth.

 

Clench your muscles as if you are trying to prevent a bowel movement; at the same time, draw in your vagina as if to stop the flow of urine. Hold for as long as you can, then relax.

 

Repeat as often as you can throughout the day, and make sure you carry on after the birth.

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