The pregnancy is over, baby is here and you are super eager to get back into your regular yoga or fitness routine but it’s important to understand that your body has gone through significant changes from both pregnancy itself as well as your birth (vaginal or caesarean).
Let me tell you a little secret: Kegels JUST aren’t enough to fix your prolapse. All or us are victims of gravity. Feeling too embarrassed to discuss the pressure of something protruding at the vaginal entrance? Worried because your mother and your grandmother have told you about theirs? Experience constipation? Considering a Bladder suspension surgery? You need to keep reading.
Is “I just pee’d a little” the new badge of honour among women that certifies an honest hearty laughter? Most women think it’s just part of having a baby. Leaking a little after having a baby, while common, is NOT normal. In fact, Urinary Incontinence (leakage of urine) is no laughing matter, and having incontinence during or after pregnancy is a strong predictor that you will experience incontinence again in the next 10-15 years.
My pelvic floor works hard for me. It makes sure blood and lymph pumps through the pelvis; it supports the organs inside the pelvis such as the bladder, uterus, rectum and then the digestive system on top of that; it is part of the core system that works hard to provide support to the back, pelvis and hips before and during movement; and it keeps urine and stool inside, so we don’t have to wear pads or diapers and lastly it plays an important role in sexual function.