|Originally posted by TurboClaudia
This post might give you some more info, too, specifically the post from tinyshoes who worked with a pelvic floor physical therapist.
Thanks, Turbo...I just couldn't muster up the time away from my beloved kidlets to get into my pelvic floor drama again!
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My OT said that my pelvic floor might get stronger once I'm done breastfeeding, too, and I tried to nail her on a reason for that, and I didn't get a very good one. Something about "sometimes some women's horomones do X or Y for some and not others."
While the above comment does not accurately reprsesent my OT's intellegence--let me say again
, how important I think it is for women with unusual anatomy to get some unusually smart, experienced folk on her side, should a mama desire it. ZanZan, you say it doesn't hurt, but bothers you when you walk...that's annoying enough in my book to encourage a visit with someone in the know.
Because MAMAS.......After visit 3 w/ my OT, I am now doing some exercises that require me to lie on my back, put my feet up on a chair, knees bent at a 90 degree angle, a ball between my knees, lifting my tailbone to get my hamstrings to work--
And now, my kegels are IMMENSELY more effective, and I can't wait to see what my OT thinks at my next appt....you see, the pelvic floor is such a core thing, and everything and anything else can contribute to it. My weak hamstrings caused my body to use a stronger muscle group, my compromised pelvic floor. A combination of stronger abs and
this wierdo hamstring thing that has made a big difference, are allowing my pelvic floor to reach it's awesome potential.
Me kegeling all the live-long day would not have helped me nearly as much as a bit of experienced guidance, to help me strengthen my body effectively.
I guess I'm saying, it's okay to ask for help...and a CNM or OB is the gateway to the real
help, in the form of a rehab specialist.
Good luck, HTH.