For many reasons your pelvic floor can lose the inherent muscle tone, keeping the area healthy is necessary especially at key hormonal times such as pregnancy and menopause. Doing just a few pelvic floor exercises every day will help treat the weakness and prevent symptoms in the future. If you activate your pelvic floor muscles correctly and often, it can help protect you while you are pregnant and after your baby is born. It will also help to prevent prolapses or leakage. If you have not been shown how to do a pelvic floor exercise, see your pelvic floor physiotherapist.
Marita Dowsett, B.P.T.