You hear us talk about Kegel Exercises all the time in our prenatal and mom & baby fitness classes. It’s one of the most important exercises you can do before, during and after your pregnancy. Why?
Strong pelvic floor muscles help you in several ways:
1. You’ll avoid incontinence (peeing when you sneeze, jump or laugh).
Did you know 67% of women suffer incontinence after pregnancy?
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2. By doing Kegel exercises properly, you’ll learn how to tighten and RELEASE your pelvic floor muscles. Knowing where your pelvic floor is located and how to engage it is SUPER important during delivery. If you can release your pelvic floor muscle, you can easily push your baby out.
3. Kegel exercises strengthen your pelvic floor and in turn helps strengthen your inner abdominals. Strong abdominals mean better posture and less back pain.
4. Women who perform Kegel exercises during pregnancy and immediately after delivery will recover FASTER than women who don’t do Kegels.
Oh Baby! Fitness Senior Instructor Kathleen Donahoe demonstrates how to perform a proper Kegel Exercise in this short video: