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Why Pelvic Floor Therapy Helps Before And After Pregnancy

There are many benefits to practising pelvic floor therapy during pregnancy.

It can help to prevent incontinence along with potentially helping you enjoy an easier birth. By learning how to relax your pelvic floor and how to do perineal massage, you can decrease the chances of perineal tears and the length of labour.

Why book sessions with the team at our London clinic?

One of our expert physiotherapists will work with you to gradually build up the strength of your pelvic floor. They regularly help with issues like stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence and leakage of stools.

Preventing issues related to this area can also be helped by maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking and drinking plenty of water.. Avoiding constipation by eating plenty of fibre is also a great idea.

Pelvic floor exercises also help women to recover following childbirth.

Over time, a pelvic floor might become weak if you have children, but it can also be caused by regularly straining on the toilet, having a chronic cough or if your BMI is too high.

Pelvic floor muscle exercises strengthen the muscles around your bladder, vagina and bottom, helping to stop incontinence, improve prolapse and make sex better and more enjoyable. Exercises can be done lying down, sitting or standing.

PelviCare welcomes women from across London to our friendly clinic in Greenwich. 

Find out more about the benefits of pelvic floor exercises or contact our team to book an appointment in London.