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How And When Should I Do Pelvic Floor Exercises

Video: How & When Should I Do Pelvic Floor Exercises?

Pelvic floor exercises are vital in pregnancy. This short video explains when and how to do them

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We have included this short video from the NHS in the UK as it gives great quick advice on pelvic floor exercises.

How & When Should I Do Pelvic Floor Exercises?

Viewing time: 1m 23s

What you will learn:

  • Pelvic Floor exercises are really important in pregnancy – start them as soon as you find out that you are pregnant
  • These muscles hold your pelvic organs (such as your bladder) in place
  • The extra weight of your uterus in pregnancy puts strain on your body, and you risk developing incontinence
  • To do the exercises, clench your muscles in quick succession 10-50 times, 3 times per day
  • Or clench and hold for up to 10 seconds

More Pregnancy Health Advice Right Here

New Zealand's Ministry of Health provides further guidance for Kiwi mums like you

The Ministry works across the health sector to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Check out the Pregnancy section of the Ministry of Health’s site for lots of advice and tips from experts.

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