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Your pelvic floor

The pelvic floor is made up of layers of muscles and connective tissue that line the base or ‘floor’ of your pelvis. It supports your back passage to hold in your stools (poo) and wind (farts), it supports your vagina, and it supports your bladder to hold in your urine (wee). When you are pregnant your pelvic floor muscles and tissues are stretched and become weak.

All women should practice pelvic floor muscle exercises regularly especially if they are pregnant. The pelvic floor muscles should be kept strong and active just like any other muscle in the body.

Use it….or lose it.

 

How do I do my pelvic floor muscle exercises?
What do the pelvic floor muscles do and why do I need to exercise them?
Extra tips to help look after your pelvic floor

 

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Have you seen our advice about Exercise in pregnancy and Exercise after pregnancy?