Pelvic Floor Exercises - Is anyone doing them??

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by Charlie:-), Nov 26, 2007.

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Are you doing your pelvic floor exercises

  1. Yes of course, every day religously

  2. Pelvic what?

  3. Every now & then when I remember

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  1. Charlie:-)

    Charlie:-) Well-Known Member

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    I started doing them when I first got my BFP but I gave myself backache!!

    I do them every now & then when I remember probably about 4 times a week.

    Anyone else doing them & does anyone know what benefit it will bring by doing them?
     
  2. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    LOL I started doing mine when I read your post title... thats how often I do mine :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  3. Charlie:-)

    Charlie:-) Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha, I clicked on submit after typing my post & thought s**t I better get doing mine :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  4. Bee

    Bee Well-Known Member

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    em nope :lol:
     
  5. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    doing them now as it's supposed to help with the spd :) wasn't before though :wall:
     
  6. Charlie:-)

    Charlie:-) Well-Known Member

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    Whats spd if you dont mind me asking?
     
  7. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    The two halves of your pelvis are connected at the front by a stiff joint called the symphysis pubis. This joint is strengthened by a dense network of ligaments which means that under normal conditions, very little movement occurs. In order to make your baby's passage through your pelvis as easy as possible, your body produces a hormone called relaxin, which softens the ligaments in your pelvis. As a result, these joints move more during and just after pregnancy.

    We are not sure exactly what causes SPD but current thinking indicates that if one side of the pelvis moves more than the other when you walk or move your legs, this can lead to pain and inflammation at the symphysis pubis. X-rays and scans may not diagnose the problem as this rotation does not show up on most scans. Many women with SPD experience significant pain without any great separation of the joint -- the amount of pain isn't related to the degree of separation.

    A related condition is diastasis symphysis pubis (DSP) in which the pubic joint loosens and leaves an abnormally wide gap between the two pelvic bones. The average gap between the bones in a non-pregnant woman is 4-5mm and during pregnancy it's normal for this gap to widen by 2-3mm. If the gap is 10mm or more, DSP is diagnosed. This is a rare condition and can only be diagnosed by X-Ray.
    Pain in the pubic area and groin are the most common symptoms. You may also suffer from back pain in pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or hip pain. It is common to feel a grinding or clicking in your pubic area and the pain may travel down the inside of the thighs or between your legs. The pain is usually made worse by separating your legs, walking, going up or down stairs or moving around in bed. It is often much worse at night and can stop you getting much sleep. Getting up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night can be especially painful.
     
  8. Charlie:-)

    Charlie:-) Well-Known Member

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    ooh that sounds terrible, hope its not too painful for you. Just another one of those pregnancy things that us women have to go through. Men dont know the half of it!!
     
  9. Nicola g

    Nicola g Well-Known Member

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    Nope :oops: and i know i should as i suffer after birth with leaking!

    So ive only myself to blame, will someone smack my wrist pls.
     
  10. Emma58

    Emma58 Well-Known Member

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    You should be a G- i swear that's nearly exactly the same as what my doc told me tonight!!
     
  11. debecca

    debecca Well-Known Member

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    I should start doing them now really. I just nearly wet myself when I sneezed :rotfl:
     
  12. monster_munch

    monster_munch Well-Known Member

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    I do it during sex, which is once a day at the mo.

    DH is due to work away for a bit, so it will start to get a bit sporadic!
     
  13. Bloom

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    Ive just started :bored:

    Will only have myself to blame when i have no bladder control
     
  14. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    :rotfl: nope i seem to forget about them until i sneeze and wet myself a little :rotfl:
     
  15. Happybunny

    Happybunny Well-Known Member

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    I have done it once or twice, but to be completely honest...it makes me all horny :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    Seriously, sine getting preggers, I have gone from nun to sex crazed monster!!! :twisted:
     
  16. bumpmakes3

    bumpmakes3 Well-Known Member

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    After reading this I realised I'm not even sure what I should be doing - how many or how often.....will have a peek in the book :rotfl:
     
  17. gemmap27

    gemmap27 Well-Known Member

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    I only do them every now and again!

    Theres always tena lady!
     
  18. Tillytots

    Tillytots Well-Known Member

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    I do some everyday but I have done for years, once you get going it just becomes a habit really LOL
     
  19. timsmom

    timsmom Well-Known Member

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    To be completely frank, my pelvic floor is not what it was!! In fact...I'm not sure mine didn't get thrown away with the placenta when I had Tim. I reaaaaaaaalllllllllllllly need to do mine religiously, the only time I remember is when I have sex. It's the best bit of advice I was ever given regarding my sex life. !!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  20. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    I keep forgetting to do mine! I need to do them though cos I'm already leaking when I cough on occassion. Peed myself a little bit during sex last night too :oops: :oops: :oops:
     

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