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  • Writer's pictureLeng Zie

Female Pelvic floor muscles

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

The important muscles in a womens' body but still unknown to many

pelvic floors muscles in pregnancy and childbirth
Female pelvic floor muscles

Pelvic floor muscles are a band of muscles that stretch from the pubic bone to the tailbone that supports the bladder, uterus and bowel.

For women these muscles in pelvic floor become stretched during pregnancy and birth. In pregnancy the weight of baby that increase and the pull of gravity, hormones that loosen the tissues, and the efforts of labour all put pressure on this part of the body.

The pelvic floor muscles give women the ability to control the release of urine, poo and wind, to delay emptying until it is convenient. It also provide support for the baby during pregnancy and need to be relaxed during the birthing process which when we practice the right way, recovery after childbirth will be better too.

These muscles helps to strengthen your pelvic floor and to regain control of your bladder and bowel after your baby's birth but when it's weakend, stress incontinence may happen when cough, sneeze, jumping or running such as leakage of urine, wind and, more rarely-poo. After childbirth, when the pelvic floor muscles are weak, the core will be affected too, this will be address in my postnatal yoga classes.

In my classes (prenatal/postnatal yoga), i share how to do pelvic floor exercise correctly to helps mom to take care of their pelvic floor.

DM or email me to learn how to care for your pelvic floor muscles and core!


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