Strong, healthy and toned pelvic muscles are vital for every woman throughout all the stages of her life. And none more so than the post natal period. A strenghtened pelvic floor will enforce the vital muscles that support the urethra, the bladder, uterus and the rectum. Reducing incontinence, supporting an easier labour, alleviating menstrual issues and reducing the incidence of pelvic disease, toning your pelvic floor muscles is an integral post natal excercise. At Inhealth.ie we recognise that remembering to carry them out with a new baby in tow can prove quite difficult so we have chosen high performing pelvic toners for you to choose from including brands such as Kegel8, Sensatone and Elvie. From the Sensatone Digital Pelvic Floor Stimulator to the Kegel8 Pelvic Toner and Comfort Probe , to the Kegel8 Periform Intra-Vaginal Probe, all aspects of your pelvic health and strength are addressed through our selection of award winning brands.
What are the pelvic floor muscles?
The pelvic floor (pubococcygeal or PC) muscles contain all the pelvic organs within the pelvis, keeping the pelvic organs healthy, vital and in optimal working order. The PC muscles form a figure-of-eight that stretches between the pubic bone at the front and the coccyx (tailbone ) at the back.
What are the consequences of a weakened pelvic floor and how will that affect my pregnancy?
As the pelvic floor weakens, various issues can arise, from an inability to control the bladder, to a decrease in sexual pleasure, to a lack of muscle strength during labour and delivery to a distressing condition called genital prolapse which occurs when the bladder, rectum or uterus moves down in the vagina. Exercising your pelvic floor throughout pregnancy is crucial in strengthening the muscles that support the pelvis as it experiences increased weight as the pregnancy progresses. Strong pelvic muscles will help a woman to carry the baby more comfortably, will aid in a quicker and safer labour and delivery. And when performed post natally, pelvic floor tone will stimulate blood flow to the pelvic region quickening recovery from stitches, an episiotomy and a caesarean.