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Incontinence during pregnancy

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How to exercise your pelvic floor muscles to avoid incontinence 

When you are pregnant there are a number of changes that occur to your body, some will have a direct effect on your pelvic floor muscles. The most obvious effect is the weight of your baby pressing down on these muscles, which may result in urinary leakage especially when exercising, coughing or sneezing.

Having strong pelvic floor muscles will help you to  minimise any leakage before and after your baby is born. If you don’t experience urinary leakage during your pregnancy you are less likely to experience it after giving birth. A strong pelvic floor will also aid in a quicker recovery following the delivery of your baby by a natural birth. And the more familiar you are with your pelvic floor muscles the more able you are to relax it during the delivery of your baby.

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How to reduce lower Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain!

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LOWER BACK AND PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN (PGP)

During pregnancy it is possible that you may experience pain on your lower back and pelvic area (PGP or lower back and pelvic girdle pain), but don’t worry, you are not the only one; almost 20% of pregnant women experience pain or discomfort in the front or back of their pelvis during this period of time (ACPWH). This condition may also include musculoskeletal pain radiating to your thighs and perineum. 

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