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Pelvic Health

Where are my pelvic floor muscles and what do they do?

Your pelvic floor muscles are responsible for holding the bladder, womb and bowel in place and for controlling the muscles that control the anus, vagina and urethra.

Why should I exercise my pelvic floor muscles?

The pelvic floor muscle is like any other muscle in the body, it requires exercise to keep it strong and healthy. The muscle can become weak for a number of reasons; pregnancy, giving birth, age and or the menopause. It is this weakening that causes stress urinary continence.

Correctly performed pelvic floor exercises are vital in order to prevent stress urinary incontinence and can provide women within a greater level of satisfaction during sex.

30% of women who experience incontinence are unable to carry out their pelvic floor exercises naturally and correctly and require additional assistance. So if this is you, you are not alone! The  itouch sure can help to locate the correct muscles and to exercise them.

How do I find my pelvic floor muscles?

Try to tighten the muscles around your vagina and back passage and lift up, as if you are stopping yourself passing water and wind at the same time. A quick way of locating the pelvic floor muscles is to try and stop the flow of urine, mid stream.

If you are still unsure, place a couple of fingers or thumb into your vagina. You should be able to feel a gentle squeeze when carrying out the exercise.

How do I do my pelvic floor exercises?

 

Lying down

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet and knees slightly apart. Tighten your pelvic floor around your vagina and back passage and lift up as if you are stopping yourself passing water and wind at the same time.

 
Sitting down
Sit in a chair with your knees slightly apart and tighten your pelvic floor muscles around your vagina and back passage.
 
Standing
Stand with your feet apart and tighten and lift your pelvic floor muscles around your vagina and back passage.
 
Whilst walking
Lift your pelvic floor slightly whilst walking to use the muscles during movement.
 
During Sex
During sex tighten your pelvic floor muscle occasionally to give both you and your man increased pleasure.

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