Pelvic Floor Exercises After Childbirth
I want to make it easy for you to understand how to do pelvic floor exercises after childbirth. In this video I chat about Pelvic Floor Exercise Cues After Childbirth.
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What Do Pelvic Floor Muscles Do?
Pelvic floor muscles provide support to the organs that lie on it. The sphincters give us conscious control over the bladder and bowel so that we can control the release of urine, faeces and flatus and allow us to delay emptying until it is convenient.
When the pelvic floor muscles are contracted, the internal organs are lifted, and the sphincters tighten the openings of the vagina, anus and urethra. Relaxing the pelvic floor allows passage of urine and faeces.
The pelvic floor muscles in women also provide support for the baby during pregnancy and assist in the birthing process. The muscles of the pelvic floor work with the abdominal and back muscles to stabilise and support the spine.