Kegel exercises (KAY-gul or KEY-gul) can really benefit pregnant women in strengthening pelvic muscles for the arduous feat of childbirth. These muscles also tone up the pelvic area and help avoid and reduce post childbirth problems like temporary incontinence and urine leakage (urine might leak if your bladder is full and you sneeze or laugh out loud). But if you do Kegel exercises, you can really minimize or avoid problems like this.
In Kegel exercises, essentially you have to flex and contract your pelvic floor muscles.
First, find the right muscles.
Do these exercises on an empty bladder though and do not unnecessarily start and stop the urine flow. Because doing Kegel exercises while emptying your bladder can actually weaken the pelvic muscles.
Here is how to do these exercises:
You can do this anywhere - in the car, at work, waiting in the drivers office, while reading this article…
Repeat this set of 10 Kegel exercises, about three times a day.
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