Let me guess, your doctor told you to practice your Kegels?

But have you ever noticed they make your symptoms worse?

Think about this for a moment, if your muscles (i.e. your pelvic floor) is too tight, would you want to continue to contract it?

The point is if you’ve had a c-section or trauma in your past, your pelvic floor muscles may be too tight.  They may be compensating for other areas in your body.

**If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, pain with sex or insertion or groin pain – you may want to skip the Kegels. 

First, Where is your pelvic floor?

  • The muscles BELOW the belt are your pelvic floor muscles.  Found in between your sitz bones, your tailbone, and your pubic bone.
  • They support your bladder, uterus, and bowels.
  • They STRETCH when your bladder is full.
  • They can be tight/short OR long/weak.
  • Watch this video to discover your pelvic floor >>>

AND if your pelvic floor is tight, you DO NOT want to do Kegels!!

You’ll want to massage and stretch your pelvic floor with your breath:) Yes, you read that correctly.

7 Ways to know if your pelvic floor is tight:

  1. You feel like you cannot take a deep breath
  2. You can’t release your abdominal area
  3. Inserting a tampon, finger, or having sex is uncomfortable
  4. You feel tense, all the time
  5. You may have constipation
  6. You may experience leaking
  7. You may have had a c-section and/or surgery

 

If you have these symptoms, seek out a pelvic floor physical therapist and consider a pelvic massage, deep breathing, and stretching to help guide you.

5 Ways to know if your pelvic floor is weak:

  1. You’re experience leaking
  2. Your back, knees, and hips are weak or sore
  3. You feel no connection to your core
  4. You may have an abdominal separation
  5. You possibly had a vaginal birth

 

If I’ve piqued your curiosity you can listen to the audio I created: 3 ways to engage our pelvic floor to prevent incontinence. {Please put headphones on or listen in the privacy of your home!!} Click here to listen>>>The 3 Pelvic Floor Exercises To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor.

When you’re pelvic floor is strong, yet flexible, you will have:

  • Less urgency to go pee
  • Less constipation
  • Better orgasms
  • Less low back/pelvic pain
  • Less knee pain
  • A stronger back

So, what’s the secret to stopping bladder leakage?

  1. Find out WHY this is happening
  2. Take steps to practice the correct exercises for YOUR body
  3. Take steps to improve your digestion and reduce your stress

Give yourself a chance to heal naturally.  It can happen.  

Curious to learn more? Stop bladder leakage in 60 days with diet, exercise, and self-care techniques. Click here.

Should you be practicing your Kegels? In this post, you\'ll discover if your pelvic floor is weak/tight or strong/short and how it\'s affecting your light bladder leaking.
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