8-Week Pelvic Floor Makeover: Revamping the Pelvic Floor Prenatal and Postpartum

The importance of a pelvic floor makeover

 

Are you affected negatively due to a weak pelvic floor? Many women across the globe continuously endure the pain that comes with a weak pelvic floor because they don’t know that a complete pelvic floor makeover is possible.  

The pelvic floor, like any other muscle, can be strengthened through regular and effective exercise. If you’re consistent in your efforts, you can have a healthy and fit pelvic floor in just a few weeks.

 

Why Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor Is Important?

The importance of a pelvic floor makeover

Your pelvic floor plays a very important role during pregnancy, so it is recommended that you keep it firm.

The pelvic floor comprises layers of muscles that support the uterus, bladder, and bowels like a hammock. It stretches from the pubic bone to the end of your spinal cord. While pregnancy is the primary cause behind a weak pelvic floor, it is common for many women to experience this as they age, even if they’ve never given birth.

However, the true test of the pelvic floor muscles comes with pregnancy. Initially, muscles and ligaments relax due to the hormonal changes that prepare the body for childbirth. Also, consider that a tiny human is growing slowly inside you, gradually increasing weight and pressure on the pelvic floor. 

As the baby grows, so does the risk of your muscles overstretching. I’m sure that doesn’t sound like something you’d want to experience. That is why, even at your pregnancy’s beginning, exercising the pelvic floor is crucial.

The most common problem with a weak pelvic floor is urinary incontinence. Every time you cough or sneeze, you will let out a small amount of urine. Urinary incontinence is very common during pregnancy and post-delivery. Additionally, even if you are not experiencing this, it is better to use pelvic floor exercises to have a better chance of avoiding it later.

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Troubles

The importance of a pelvic floor makeover

If your tummy still looks pregnant after a couple of months postpartum, 

you might have a common post-delivery affliction called Diastasis Recti. The condition renders the pelvic floor muscles unable to close correctly, leaving a gap running from your belly button downwards. 

In some cases, the issue remedies itself. If it doesn’t, you might have to employ light treatments to close the gap by strengthening the pelvic floor.

Many exercises, such as Pilates, can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles during this time. 
The importance of a pelvic floor makeover

Pilates is known to help, but it may cause more harm than good if your muscles are too weak. So, you need to do your research before signing up for a program.

Start Working on Your Pelvic Floor Makeover

I hope you’ve learned something new from this article about your pelvic floor and its reconstruction. 

If you’re looking to fortify or repair your pelvic floor muscles, please email info@jgpilates.com  for a FREE  consultation.

Jessica Guevara

Jessica Guevara

Hey there, I'm Jess and I worked for Pilates studios and gyms worldwide for over 9 years, gaining insights into designing the best core & pelvic floor workouts. I’ve managed to help thousands of busy moms achieve their flat stomach goals...After 9 years in this industry, I became known as waist cincher.
Jessica Guevara

Jessica Guevara

Hey there, I'm Jess and I worked for Pilates studios and gyms worldwide for over 9 years, gaining insights into designing the best core & pelvic floor workouts. I’ve managed to help thousands of busy moms achieve their flat stomach goals...After 9 years in this industry, I became known as waist cincher.

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