Kegel exercises are a great way to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These exercises are fantastic for women especially during pregnancy.
During childbirth, good tone in the pelvic floor muscles helps the baby to rotate and descend. The ability to relax these muscles helps the mother being able to push the baby down the birth canal. They also help you to recover more quickly from childbirth.
How to find the right muscles:
Next time you are in the bathroom, try to stop the flow of urine. Those are the pelvic floor muscles
Kegels can be done in any position – sitting, standing or lying down.
Start with quick contractions- holding and squeezing the pelvic floor muscles for a few seconds. Then gradually work your way up to hold for 20 to 30 seconds, relaxing in between.
Try not to use the muscles in the buttocks legs or abdomen and don’t forget to breathe!
Practice kegel muscles every day during your pregnancy for optimal pelvic floor health.
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