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Pelvic Floor Health in Pregnancy

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Many of you reading this will have heard many of times that it is important for you to look after you Pelvic Floor in pregnancy… rest assured we will cover everything you need to know.

Laughing and needing to cross your legs….

Coughing and leaking…

Running and leaking…

Been pregnant and had a baby…


Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that span the bottom of the pelvic and support your pelvic organs (bladder, bowel and uterus/womb) When pelvic floor muscles are weakened they can create problems with bladder and bowel control.

What are the Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscles give you the ability to control the release of urine (wee), faeces (poo) and flatus (wind) and delay emptying of your bowel and bladder until it is convenient.

When the pelvic floor muscles are contracted, they lift the internal organs of the pelvic and tighten the openings of the vagina, anus and urethra. The opposite of this and relaxing the pelvic floor allows passage or urine and faeces… oh and giving birth!

These functions are extremely important if your urethral or anal sphincters do not work normally… those of you postpartum will need to start looking after your pelvic floor straight away… but more on this later.