Postnatal pilates – Do you have difficulty controlling urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise?February 15, 2017 9:40 pm
The pelvic floor muscles have many different functions and dysfunction within them can present itself in many different ways. During a vaginal delivery the pelvic floor muscles have to stretch to three times their normal length, so it’s no surprise that they may need a little bit of help regaining their function post-natally.Bladder
- Do you have difficulty controlling urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise?
- Do you have a feeling of urgency to go to the loo, which you sometimes can’t control?
- Are you unable to fully empty the bladder and often have to go back?
- Have you noticed any heaviness or aching around the vagina?
- Have you felt any bulging in the vagina or felt that something might ‘come out’?
- Do you have difficulty controlling wind?
- Do you struggle to completely empty your bowel?
- Do you have a sense of urgency to empty the bowel?
- Do you experience discomfort or pain during intercourse?
- Do you have pain in any of the following areas: pelvis; lower back; hip; groin; abdominals?
This post was written by Maeve Whelan