Why should I exercise my pelvic floor muscles?
Pelvic floor exercises can strengthen and tone the muscle whilst also increasing the blood flow to this region.
Strong or toned pelvic floor muscles can support the extra weight of pregnancy, help in the second stage of labour and, by increasing circulation, assist in healing the perineum between the anus and vagina after birth.
When done regularly and correctly pelvic floor exercises can help to prevent stress incontinence, bladder weakness and prolapse in later life.
Another benefit of carrying out your pelvic floor exercises is that toned pelvic floor muscles can provide women within a greater level of satisfaction during sex, enabling them to experience orgasm.
Exercising and maintaining the strength of your pelvic floor is also important in reducing the symptoms of incontinence.
If you are struggling to complete pelvic floor exercises on your own, you can try using a pelvic floor muscle stimulator.
Pelvic Floor Stimulators send a gentle electrical signal through a vaginal or anal probe which stimulates the pelvic floor muscle, therefore exercising it for you. Results can often be seen and felt in as little as 3 weeks.