Healthy Pregnancy

Exercise and the pelvic floor

Looking for more motivation to incorporate regular exercise into your day? In addition to all the other benefits, regular exercise gives you stronger pelvic floor muscles.1 The benefit was identified mid-pregnancy, a time when some women may begin to experience incontinence in pregnancy.  The link between exercise and pelvic floor strength means regular exercise may help you prevent incontinence in pregnancy – but the researchers didn’t identify a link between exercise and incontinence that was independent of pelvic floor strength.

Bø K, Ellstrøm Engh M, Hilde G. Regular Exercisers Have Stronger Pelvic Floor Muscles than Non-Regular Exercisers at Midpregnancy. A. December 2017. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2017.12.220
Jennifer (Author)