Prenatal Kegel Exercises During Pregnancy
Benefits of Prenatal Kegel Exercises for Pregnant Women
Pregnancy and childbirth can wreak havoc on the female body and reproductive system. Doctors recommend a prenatal exercise program that includes, among other things, an effective Kegel exercise strategy and regimen can help protect and prepare the female body for the trauma of childbirth and vaginal delivery.
The female pelvic floor is the musculature structure that supports the growing fetus during pregnancy and will bear the brunt of the trauma sustained during childbirth and vaginal delivery.
The weight of the growing fetus will continue to exert greater and greater pressure on the pelvic floor during the course of the pregnancy. This pressure can weaken and damage the muscles of the pelvic floor leading to a more painful or difficult pregnancy and health complications that persist after pregnancy.
Adequate preparation with an effective prenatal Kegel exercise regimen can help a woman avoid many of the common health complications that occur with pregnancy and childbirth.
Pelvic Floor Health Complications
Damage to the pelvic floor can lead to some of the most common female reproductive related health issues including increased probability for developing stress urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse being the condition where pelvic organs, the bladder or uterus begins to drop below the pelvic floor and can become visible outside the vagina. Often pelvic organ prolapse can only be corrected by surgery.
"A woman should prepare her body for pregnancy and childbirth with effective Kegel exercises. The Kegelmaster can be an extremely effective tool for preparing a woman for the trauma of pregnancy and childbirth delivery."
Kegelmaster Restrictions and Recommendations for Pregnant Women
The Kegelmaster is designed to be safe for use during the second and third trimester of pregnancy, but one should always consult a physician prior to starting use.
The Kegelmaster should not be used by pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy and not for the first six weeks after giving birth.
Kegelmaster Benefits when used in Preparation for Pregnancy & Childbirth:
- Prepare and strengthen the pelvic floor for pregnancy & childbirth
- Reduce and avoid common pelvic floor damage during pregnancy & childbirth
- Reduce and decrease pelvic floor and vaginal pain during pregnancy & childbirth
- Shorten the recovery time after pregnancy & childbirth
Video: Important Medical Restrictions pertaining to the Kegelmaster
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Important Medical Restrictions pertaining to the Kegelmaster
When is it unsafe for a woman to use the Kegelmaster?
If you have any doubts or concerns you should discuss your specific medical situation with your doctor, gynecologist or other medical professional who is familiar with and qualified to make medical recommendations for your specific medical situation.
- Women in their first trimester of pregnancy and new moms that are less than six weeks postpartum should not use the kegelmaster.
- The device is designed to be safe for pregnant women in their second and third trimester of pregnancy, but always consult your physician prior to starting use.
- Women who have had any genitourinary or pelvic surgery should also wait at least six weeks and consult with their physician before beginning use.
- Women using inter-vaginal devices, such as a pessary or a diaphragm should not use the Kegelmaster.
- The Kegelmaster is safe to use on your period but you should not use tampons while you are doing your kegelmaster exercises.
- It is safe to use the Kegelmaster if you use an I.U.D. Some light spotting is common when first using this device, especially in menopausal and post-menopausal women.