20 Nov 2018 | 3 min Read
Dr Trupti Kaji
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The pelvic floor is a collection of muscles that support the uterus, bowel, and the bladder. The pelvic floor muscles become weak and stressed during pregnancy. These muscles stretch during pregnancy beginning from the pubic bone all the way to the end of the backbone. When the strength of these muscles lessens, the effects are worrisome, particularly when they lead to something embarrassing like urine incontinence. You tend to leak urine while coughing, sneezing, lifting, or stretching. A weak pelvic floor during pregnancy could also lead to prolapse of the bowel, bladder, or uterus due to lack of support.
Wondering how to increase pelvic strength?
Exercising weak muscles gives them the strength and firmness to work effectively. Here are two exercises that will help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to achieve a tight pelvis during pregnancy:
Remember to breathe well during these exercises, do not stiffen your buttocks, and put a stop to the exercise when your pelvic muscles get tired. You can continue these exercises even after childbirth to avoid possible pelvic issues after pregnancy and for the rest of your life.
You do not actually need to set time aside separately for the pelvic squeeze exercises to achieve a tight pelvis during pregnancy. You can do them while performing daily activities like:
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Also read: Safe Prenatal Exercises During Pregnancy: Avoiding Physical Exertion