Pelvic Floor Exercises:

Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that help hold up your bladder, uterus, and bowel. These muscles are stretched during pregnancy and birth – which can
sometimes lead to weakness or dysfunction after birth.

Making your pelvic floor muscles will help with:

  • Better control when you go to the bathroom.
  • Avoid problems like organs moving down in your pelvis.
  • Help keep your hip and back joints steady.

There are 2 ways to squeeze your pelvic floor exercises:

Long Squeezes:

  • Take a breath in and then out.
  • When you breathe out, squeeze and lift your pelvic floor muscles. Hold it for 8-10 seconds, then relax.
  • Let the muscles relax before the next breath.
  • Do your long squeezes again. Rest between each one until your muscles feel tired.
  • Do this 8 – 10 times, twice a day.
  • Try to hold for 10 seconds, and repeat 10 times.

Short Squeezes:

  • Squeeze and lift your pelvic floor muscles fast and strong. Then relax and lower them right away.
  • Do this 8 times, twice a day.
  • If 8 times is too hard, start with 4 or 6 times.

If you had a tube (called a catheter) to help you wee, start these exercises after it’s taken out.

Try to do them three times a day. It might take up to three months for your muscles to get strong again.

Download the NHS Squeezy app to help you with an exercise guide and to set reminders

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