Having a baby can bring about a host of physical changes to your body – including some that are not so nice! Maintaining a strong pelvic floor is an important part of your pre and postnatal health. There are special exercises you can do to keep your pelvic floor nice and strong, as well as help to treat any weakness or difficulties you have after birth. If you’ve had more than one child, this becomes even more important.
Talk to a specialist Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist about any concerns you have.
We are so lucky to have wonderful Fiona Rogers joining us at our clinic every fortnight on a Friday. Fiona is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and can help with the common pregnancy pelvic floor/pelvic instability problems as well as more complicated concerns you may have, including postnatal recovery. Don’t let your pelvic floor keep you from doing the things you love – Fiona can teach you ways to strengthen those muscles and get control and confidence in your pelvic floor again.
Fiona’s website discusses the latest research and assistance aids that can help you strengthen and maintain your pelvic floor. There is quite a lot of research evidence that suggests that doing pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy and after delivery reduces the likelihood that a woman will experience stress incontinence during and after pregnancy. A strong pelvic floor has also been shown to have a positive effect on second stage of labour. So there are good reasons to do pelvic floor exercises right through pregnancy, with no need to stop at any point and to continue after birth, although when you can start again may be determined by what sort of delivery you have. You should also talk to George about this after you’ve had your baby.