Pelvic health is an area of women’s health that, honestly, doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Your pelvic floor plays a huge part in your overall well-being and quality of life, especially as a mom! So, what exactly does your pelvic floor do?
1. Support Your Organs
The pelvic floor muscles serve as a “bowl” to support your pelvic organs, including the bladder, the uterus and the bowels. When these muscles are too weak or too tight, you are more at risk for issues with incontinence or prolapse. Often, women who have had babies experience complications with one or both of these. Know that this is common, not normal and a lot can be done to help your pelvic floor muscles!
2. Stabilize Your Pelvis
Because these muscles attach to your pelvis and hips, they help provide your body with stability. They are included in what are considered your ‘core” muscles. If you’re looking to have a strong core, you need to be sure you’re also training your pelvic floor muscles!
3. Sexual Satisfaction
Have you ever experienced pain with sex? Or maybe sex doesn’t feel the same as it used to. Your pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that allow for penetration during sex and also help you reach orgasm. If you’re pelvic floor muscles are too weak or too tight, you’re probably not experiencing a whole lot of sexual satisfaction.
Did you know all of these things about the pelvic floor? If you didn’t, you’re not alone! Many women don’t even know that the pelvic floor muscles exist, let alone that they can be trained. Having the ability to strengthen and engage your pelvic floor muscles while also being able to relax them when needed are so important to maintaining good function.
If this is all new to you and you’re interested in learning more, send me a message and let’s get started!