|Seriously, pamamidwife, is that true?
I have had four homebirths, vaginally, and I am now in the menopause, and I honestly do not have any incontinence problems......kegel,kegel,kegel...
But for most women, is that true? Just asking, not wanting to hijack the thread or anything...
Even c/s moms should do kegels. Espeically if they labored any first. The body still loosens and opens and thinks it'sgoing to birth vaginally. Something elsea lot of people who have c/s believe (Idoubt anyone around here!) is that you don'thave bleeding post-partum or it's less.I have quite a few c/s friends who will tell you that'snot true either and at least one of them is a Kegel queen because of incontinence.
On another Kegel note: nobody talked about Kegels for years. My mom had four kids, we each wereborn with the "help" of an episiotomy and now my mom has incontinence issues. She said she wished someone had told herabout Kegels years ago. She was in awe watching the nurse do perineal massage to me when I birthed my first. She had no idea that a perineum could be saved like that. I feel bad for her. anyway, that's all off-topic
mama to Doodle (6), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)