Strengthening the Pelvic Floor Muscles During and After Pregnancy

This video speaks to the important role the pelvic floor muscles play during and after pregnancy, and why it is so important to strengthen them. It also teaches you how to perform proper Kegels in order to effectively activate these muscles.

What is the role of pelvic floor exercises after childbirth?

• Starting pelvic floor exercises within the first few days after childbirth will help the muscles to recover more quickly. Even women who have had stitches can do pelvic floor exercises.

• The condition of the pelvic floor muscles during and after pregnancy affects the life long health of a woman. Studies have shown that women who are unaware of their pelvic floor muscles, or who do not exercise them, are more likely to experience problems in future life.