Originally Posted by Eliseatthebeach
I recently realized the importance of kegels. Now I feel like a walking psa for kegels among people I know, lol! I now try do do them more frequently than I used to.
Yes, I am a huge proponent of kegels. Do them!
They're so important...do the fast repetitive ones, do the squeezing and loosening in increments ones (like your on an elevator) do the 20 second hold (new research has shown these are especially important) and do the squeeze this muscle group/orfice! ( clit, urethra, vagina, anus- yes, you can isolate them to an extent!)
A strong pelvic floor helps to 'hold everything in' better, under the weight of pregnancy. Strong pelvic floor muscles are supple, stretchy muscles- ie, less tearing! Better control is better relaxation- so you're not counter-acting your body by tensing these muscles during pain of a contraction- keeping your muscles loose is sooo good for productive labour. Strong, focused muscles make for effective pushing. Strong muscles are easier to repair (get back to normal) for after the birth- and help with incontinence issues, etc. Strong muscles make for better sex- for both parties! And for heaven's sake- you don't want to drop your uterus!
Wasn't that enough to convince you???