Did you know that healthy pelvic floor muscles start in pregnancy? We are delighted to have Laura Arndt, CEO of the recently launched Matriarc App share this wonderful post on why you shouldn’t wait until after your delivery to focus on the health of your pelvic floor muscles.
Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissue located at the base of your spine and supported by the muscles of the lower abdomen. And they have a very important job. Together, the pelvic floor muscles work to support your bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel, and rectum. Yup, important job.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is commonly associated with childbirth. Many women will experience it in a minor way, at least (hello, sneeze pees!), but it isn’t uncommon to experience other side effects: pain during intercourse, urinary or fecal incontinence, prolapse of the bladder, uterus or colon (pelvic organ prolapse), pelvic pain and urinary tract infections.
Needless to say, Pelvic floor dysfunction can be embarrassing, at the least, and, at the most, expensive, time-consuming and very disruptive to your quality of life.