Mama, I’m going to give it to you straight: Your pelvic floor is involved in birthing a baby vaginally.
As obvious as it may seem, I don’t think mamas understand how big of a role the pelvic floor plays during pregnancy, delivery and recovery postpartum.
*But today that all changes!*
>>By understanding the size of your pelvic floor you can begin to learn how to properly strengthen it.<<
Start to visualize your pelvic floor at the base of your pelvis as a diamond shape that runs from sitz bone to sitz bone and pubic bone to the anus.
That’s why the problem with doing Kegels is that it only addresses a small part of the pelvic floor resulting in an imbalance of the body.
While the musculature of the pelvic floor is pretty thin, there’s a lot of fascia that goes through the pelvic floor and into the core.
Read on to learn about the role that fascia plays in your pelvic floor during pregnancy!
Think back to the days when panty hoes were still in fashion…got that visual of your grandma at the department store?
The structure of panty hoes is the same give and pull that fascia has.
>>This is why it’s important to learn how to strengthen your pelvic floor during pregnancy while being able to release and relax it.<<
Understanding these two elements is what sets our mamas up for success in the delivery room.
EVEN if you are planning for a cesarean birth.
By recognizing that the pelvic floor is not just a piece of the body but it plays a role in how the body functions together, you will have a better grasp on how to optimize the functionality of your body.
The pelvic floor also plays a role in:
- Hamstring and glute strength and connection
- Hip function
And remember this:
>>Learning all of this while you’re pregnant can help in the prevention of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis recti.<<
Oh, what’s that I hear, mama? You’d like some more tools to better understand how to properly engage your pelvic floor? I thought you might ask!
Ladies, you’re going to want to download my free pelvic floor guide!
This guide includes my tips and tricks to learn how to properly engage your pelvic floor! Grab your copy >>HERE!<<
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regiment or purchasing any product(s).
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