As a women’s PT and group exercise instructor to Mums, I have worked with and advised countless women with weakened pelvic floor muscles, many of whom have previously carried on without seeking help as it’s something they just ‘learn to cope’ with. Let’s face it, we all know at least one woman who has anxiety at the thought of jumping jacks, squat jumps, sprints, and let’s not talk about trampolines! Given the prolific nature of women suffering from weakness to varying degrees, it is sad to see the lack of awareness and education as a whole in this country. Statistically in the UK, 50% of mothers who had a natural birth, will suffer from prolapse and 45% will suffer from urinary incontience within seven years after giving birth.
In my article, I cover everything about the pelvic floor, what you can do to strengthen your muscles, and what to look out for if you think you might be suffering from dysfunction or prolapse. To find out more, visit my 220 feature