06 Mar Workshop Series: The Pelvic Floor-During Pregnancy and Beyond
Although I am educated through all my years in nursing school, the pelvic floor is not one we, as students, were educated on extensively. And when I became pregnant, little was said on how to keep your pelvic floor strong throughout your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby. It wasn’t until I started my prenatal yoga certification that the pelvic floor and all it encompasses was shared with us as a class. I am astonished on how little we are educated as women, especially while we are pregnant. I have been lucky to have Joanne Turner from Pelvic Healing join us in the upcoming Mindful Pregnancy Workshop, where she’ll take the time to discuss everything pertaining to the pelvic floor while pregnant and postpartum.
3 Things I Wish I Knew Regarding Pregnancy, Birth and My Pelvic Floor
- During pregnancy and delivery of baby the pelvic floor weakens—hence why you hear some moms complain that they pee a little when they laugh too hard or while coughing.
- The pelvic floor does not strengthen on it’s own—you need to put work into strengthening the pelvic floor. As we age, the pelvic floor weakens, so it’s important that after each baby, you work to strengthen that area of the body to ensure those muscles are working well once again.
- By having a weakened pelvic floor, you may pass gas more often. Yes, you read that correctly. If you don’t put in the work to tone that pelvic floor following the birth of your baby, you may find yourself tooting more often, without control!
Join me next time for another post in the workshop series, discussing the benefits of prenatal yoga. If you would like to take a look back at our previous posts, click the links below:
If you’d like a more in-depth experience through all these layers we’ve discussed and more, join us on March 16th, from 10am to 2pm in Newport Coast. We will have guest speakers discussing Pelvic Floor Strengthening, Labor and Delivery Education, Postpartum Education and a Prenatal Yoga and Meditation Flow. Lunch will be served and a new community of expectant mothers will join to share in this new journey together. Click the link to purchase your tickets today!
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