Getting to know your Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor. A term, especially as post natal women, we hear a lot right? But do you actually know what it is?

Your pelvic floor is more than just the thing that stops you from weeing yourself after having a baby. It's like a hammock, running from the coccyx at the back to the pubic bones at the front. It supports your bladder, uterus and bowel.

The pelvic floor is made up of two different types of muscles which work in combination allowing immediate responses to coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.

Decent pelvic floor muscles will not only keep you from incontinence pads but (as if not weeing yourself spontaneously wasn't incentive enough!) also help your sex life by improving vaginal sensation as well as the ability to grip! Now there's an incentive to know more if ever I heard one!

Watch this space for more information on your pelvic floor and how we can work it just like the rest of our muscles.