Pelvic Health and Childbirth

Pelvic Health and Childbirth

How do pelvic floor muscles get weak?

Weakness or tearing of the pelvic floor is most commonly caused by childbirth. Both caesarean section and vaginal delivery can result in pelvic floor muscle damage. Weakness or tearing of the pelvic floor can lead to various pelvic health disorders. For example, bladder and/or bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and/or reduced orgasm strength. Fortunately, the public is becoming more aware of the importance of pelvic health. Vulva-owners are sharing their experiences and challenges with pelvic floor rehabilitation more actively. This is a large part of why pelvic floor therapy is on the rise.

Will my pelvic floor recover from childbirth? 

Recovery of the pelvic floor muscles depends on the degree of complication with delivery and therapy post childbirth. Pelvic floor exercising, or kegels, can be done as part of therapy to strengthen these muscles. These exercises can help with issues related to incontinence, prolapse and orgasm strength. Click here to find more information on how to do kegel exercises.

When to begin pelvic floor exercises after birth?

With uncomplicated deliveries, it is generally safe to begin pelvic floor exercises a few days after giving birth. However, it is important to talk to a healthcare professional to receive tailored advice. Pelvic floor physical therapists can design specialized training programs based on specific needs.

How can the Femme Flexor help?

The Femme Flexor is an innovative tool for rehabilitating damaged or injured pelvic floor muscles. It’s unique shape allows it to engage more layers of tissue and muscles compared to other pelvic training products. Made of 100% body-safe, high-grade silicone, the Femme Flexor is nearly weightless. This makes it easy to comfortably wear on-the-go and for extended periods of time. Since it uses gentle resistance instead of weight, it’s like the pilates band of pelvic floor training tools! Click here for more information on how to use the Femme Flexor and consider this tool as part of your post childbirth therapy plan.