The pelvic floor of women plays a key role during pregnancy and childbirth. There are many advantages associated with performing muscle strengthening exercises of the pelvic floor (Kegel exercises) with PELVIMAX or PELVIMAX MINI before and after pregnancy:
Kegel exercises postpartum
In addition, clinical studies conclude that exercising and strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor before giving birth, prevents the risks of urinary incontinence in the last months of pregnancy and during the postpartum period. (Hay-Smith J, Morkved S, FairbrotherKA, Herbison GP).
More than 40% of pregnant women (Dominique Gross, Jean Sengler) and 34% of women who have given birth suffer from urinary incontinence (Wilson P.D., Herbison R.M., Herbison G.P). There are clinical studies that show that the 3 main factors in the development of pelvic prolapse are: age, births and weakened pelvic floor musculature. (Samuelsson EC, Arne Victor FT, Tibblin G, Svardsudd KF).
Other studies show a positive effect of pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises in the treatment of severe prolapse (Bø K). Today we know that there is a close correlation between the fact of having given birth and the probability of developing a pelvic prolapse in the future, with which, the need to perform exercises aimed at strengthening the pelvic floor musculature takes a much more important dimension for those women who have been mothers or think to be mothers in the future.
For some women, the symptoms they experience in the months after childbirth diminish on their own. However, many other women have symptoms of urinary incontinence one year after giving birth and for many of them the problem persists for life, getting worse with age
Fortunately, studies show that a regular program of pelvic floor exercises contributes very positively to recover muscle tone in the perineal area.
Muscle exercises to exercise the pelvic floor should be done for life to ensure the good condition of the perineal area. Mothers who have given birth should incorporate these practices in their usual exercise routines instead of limiting them to the program of postnatal exercises, since as we have seen, a fit pelvic musculature can prevent many health problems.
We recommend consulting with your specialist about the ideal time to start exercising the pelvic floor after delivery with PELVIMAX or PELVIMAX MINI. In general, the ideal time is usually once the quarantine is over. If you have suffered an episiotomy, you must wait until it is completely healed.