Learn how to strengthen your pelvic muscles while pregnant from fitness expert Cait Morth in this Howcast workout video.
Strengthening your pelvic muscles while pregnant is very, very important. I had a client who had four children, natural childbirth, never did a Kegel and ended up having to have surgery inserting a pelvic sling to keep all of her organs safely up inside. If all you do is do a couple of reps everyday while you’re pregnant, you can avoid incontinence and any complications later down the line, even 40 years down the line. It’s really simple to do. No one will ever know you’re doing your Kegel. So you can sit at work, sit on the bus, wherever you are, and work on your pelvic floor. Just have the sensation like you are going to the bathroom and you need to hold back the flow of urine and release. So, every time you take a nice deep breath in, draw the pelvic floor in and up. And then as you exhale let it relax and release. Try not to squeeze your butt or your abs and isolate the pelvic floor. So whether you are already pregnant or post-pregnancy, work on your pelvic floor. Keep it nice and strong. You can do it anytime, anywhere.