Kegel exercises build up the pelvic floor muscles, which in turn helps maintain the strength of the muscles holding the bladder and bowel. Kegel exercises, when performed frequently ensure your pelvic floor muscles are strong and in good working order. Having strong pelvic floor muscles can lessen the chance that you may suffer from incontinence and related post natal issues as you move through the different stages of life.
Kegel exercises can be difficult to perform the right way. What follows is your basic guide to performing a Kegel exercise, either as steps or you can watch the video. Don’t worry if you find you can’t complete the exercises first time round, do a few repetitions every day until you feel stronger and comfortable enough to finish the entire exercise. When starting any exercise regime first consult your doctor or healthcare professional and should you experience any pain, pressure or discomfort, stop immediately.