Pelvic floor problems can occur when the pelvic floor muscles are stretched, weakened or too tight. Some people have weak pelvic floor muscles from an early age, whilst others notice problems after certain life stages such as pregnancy, childbirth or menopause.
Common signs that can indicate a pelvic floor problem include:
• Accidentally leaking urine when you exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze
• Needing to get to the toilet in a hurry/not making it there in time
• Constantly needing to go to the toilet
• Finding it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel
• Accidentally losing control of your bladder or bowel
• Accidentally passing wind
• A prolapse - in women this may be felt as a bulge in the vagina or a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, pulling, dragging or dropping
• Pain in your pelvic area, or
• Painful sex.
AND ABDOMINAL SEPARATION
This means your belly sticks out because the space between your right and left abdominal muscles—which normally holds your belly in its place—has widened, letting the uterus, bowels, and other internal organs hang more forward than they would otherwise be.
PLUS MANY EXERCISES ARE CAUSING YOU MORE DAMAGE
There are many exercises that could be reversing your bodies efforts of healing both pelvic floor weakness and abdominal separation.
Many exercise programs may contain beginner modifications BUT even these 'beginner' moves could be putting strain on already weakened areas. Without expert knowledge in pre & post natal fitness and safe exercises returning to previous or starting new programs could make you condition much WORSE!!!