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Pelvic floor excercises..
Last Post 20 Mar 2013 03:48 PM by Laura. 6 Replies.
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Laura

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21 Jun 2012 02:46 PM
    Hello girls... Im new to this and its my first baby and to be honest I don't have a clue about pelvis floor. I know I sound silly but how do you do them?? Hope you girls can help me as I should be starting them now I think im 14+5
    Thanks girls xxxx
    Kelly

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    25 Jun 2012 12:17 PM
    Hi Laura,
    I would highly recommend that you do pelvic floor exercises as often as you can. Try & do them little & often. The easiest way to start is when you are on the loo, try stopping mid wee, holding for a couple of seconds at first and then release. Good luck!
    Lynn

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    07 Sep 2012 09:38 AM
    Clench those buttocks girls!
    Dee

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    27 Sep 2012 10:57 AM
    Go to a good gym and do some classes for mums! They are great, and fun too!
    Linda

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    06 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
    A gym calls would be my suggestion too, and its a great way to make new friends.
    Twinkle Toes

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    16 Jan 2013 10:01 AM
    Here is my advice. Hope it helps?

    The pelvic floor muscles are located between your legs, and run from your pubic bone at the front to the base of your spine at the back. They are in the shape of a sling and hold your bladder and urethra (the tube that urine comes out of) in place.
    The pelvic floor muscles are give you control over your bladder and are used to urinate. They relax at the same time as the bladder contracts (tightens) in order to let the urine out.

    Keeping pelvic floor muscles strong!

    As you get older, your pelvic floor muscles get weaker. Women who have had children may also find they have weaker pelvic floor muscles.
    Weakened pelvic muscles can cause problems, such as urinary incontinence (being unable to control when you pass urine) and reduced sensitivity (feeling) during sex.
    Stress incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence where small amounts of urine leak out during an activity. However, doing pelvic floor exercises can help to improve stress incontinence by keeping your pelvic muscles strong. Both men and women can do pelvic floor exercises.

    How to do pelvic floor exercises?

    You can feel your pelvic floor muscles if you try to stop the flow of urine when you go to the toilet. It is not recommended that you regularly stop your flow of urine mid stream as this can be harmful to the bladder.
    To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, sit comfortably and squeeze the muscles 10-15 times in a row. Avoid holding your breath, or tightening your stomach, buttock, or thigh, muscles, at the same time.
    When you get used to doing pelvic floor exercises, you can try holding each squeeze for a few seconds. Every week, you can add more squeezes, but be careful not to overdo it, and always have a rest in between sets of squeezes.
    After a few months, you should start to notice the results. Your incontinence should improve, as well as the sensitivity you experience during sex. You should carry on doing the exercises, even when you notice them starting to work.

    Pregnancy.

    If you are pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, you can start doing pelvic floor exercises straight away. The exercises will decrease your chances of experiencing incontinence after having your baby.

    Sex.

    For women, as well helping to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence, strong pelvic floor muscles can also mean increased sensitivity during sex and stronger orgasms.
    A recent study suggests that pelvic floor exercises may also benefit men with problems, such as erectile dysfunction (difficulty in getting, or keeping, an erection) and incontinence.
    Laura

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    20 Mar 2013 03:48 PM
    Thanks Twinkle Toes. What a lot of information!
    I have printed it off!

    Thanks
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