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Kegel exercises are a simple and efficient approach to locate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder, rectum, and uterus. It can also help prevent and treat numerous common pelvic floor problems, such as urine incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse, by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.
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Importance of kegel exercises during pregnancy
Due to the weight of the pregnant belly, changes in posture and body alignment, and all the stretching and compacting that occurs in a woman's pelvic and abdominal areas when growing a baby can put a lot of strain on the pelvic floor muscles resulting in frequent pelvic floor problems.
Kegel exercises target a group of muscles in the pelvic area that runs like a hammock from the tailbone to the pubic bone. The pubococcygeus is the main muscle of the pelvic floor and it runs along and around the urethra, vaginal, and rectum openings.
Engaging in kegel exercises during pregnancy can keep the floor muscles strong thereby reducing pain and discomfort caused by the growth of your baby.
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