Postpartum Recovery

Now that your little one has arrived, it’s time to start thinking about postpartum recovery. One important aspect of recovery is taking care of your pelvic floor.

How is the pelvic floor involved?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum. During pregnancy and childbirth, these muscles can become stretched and weakened, leading to problems like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to take care of your pelvic floor and prevent these issues.

Another way to take care of your pelvic floor is to avoid constipation. Straining to poop can put extra pressure on your pelvic floor muscles, so make sure to eat plenty of fiber and drink lots of water to keep things moving smoothly.

Finally, be kind to your pelvic floor and avoid high-impact exercises like running and jumping until you’ve had a chance to fully recover. Instead, try low-impact exercises like walking or yoga.

Remember, taking care of your pelvic floor is important for your overall health and well-being. So don’t be shy about doing your Kegels and taking it easy on those high-impact workouts. 

If you are having pelvic floor issues following the birth of your child, you may want to consider an on demand pelvic floor postpartum recovery program and/or speak with a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist. 


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