It is a running joke with my friends that after two children, my pelvic floor isn’t what it used to be. So how do you tighten your pelvic floor muscles post pregnancy to make sure you don’t have to make excuses for never going on a trampoline ever again.
We all know that pregnancy and childbirth can both contribute to pelvic floor weakness. During this time the pelvic floor muscles are stretched and as a result become weaker. The weakening of these muscles increases the risk of stress incontinence. It is essential that pelvic floor exercises are done in the correct way post birth, to build up muscle strength.
There is nothing quite like bursting out laughing after having a baby and realising that your pelvic floor isn’t quite as robust as it used to be. Fear not, all is not lost as recently we have been introduced to Aquaflex® – Weighted Vaginal Cones that have been designed by physicians and physiotherapists.
Aquaflex consists of two different size vaginal cones and a set of weights to aid Kegel exercises. Place weights in the cone, then insert the cone into the vagina. Pelvic floor muscles will naturally contract around the cone and these are the reflexes that strengthen and tone the pelvic floor muscles.
Because the vaginal cone is inserted like a tampon (the cones have cords for easy removal), muscles automatically contract around the Aquaflex, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. As the pelvic floor becomes stronger more weights can be added and the time the cone is kept in place increased for up to 20 minutes a day.
Aquaflex is simple to use, and if used daily, can improve your pelvic floor in 12 weeks.
It is amazing to think that 50% of women experience incontinence pre and post pregnancy but it is great to know that their are simple ways to improve this.
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