Childbirth is a wonderful and special event, but it can also have a lot of impact on the female body. The pelvic floor in particular often suffers during childbirth and can weaken, which can lead to annoying complaints such as incontinence and prolapse. In this article we discuss how you can strengthen the pelvic floor after giving birth and what the influence of having multiple deliveries is on the pelvic floor. We also discuss our product V-Tight, which can help tighten the vagina and support the pelvic floor.
The pelvic floor after childbirth
During childbirth, the muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor are stretched considerably and can become damaged. This can lead to complaints such as incontinence, prolapse and reduced sexual pleasure. It is therefore important to work on the recovery and strengthening of the pelvic floor after childbirth.
How do you strengthen the pelvic floor after childbirth?
Strengthening the pelvic floor after childbirth can be done in several ways. Below we discuss some exercises you can do to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles:
- Squeezing exercises
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Then squeeze the muscles around the vagina, anus and pelvic floor and hold this contraction for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax the muscles and repeat the exercise 10 to 15 times.
- Lift exercises
Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Then lift your pelvic floor up as if you were trying to squeeze your buttocks together. Hold this contraction for 5 to 10 seconds and then relax the muscles. Repeat the exercise 10 to 15 times.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Then slowly bend your knees as if you were sitting down and hold this position for 5 to 10 seconds. Then slowly come back up and repeat the exercise 10 to 15 times.
It is important to do these exercises regularly to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Start with a few times a week and slowly build up to daily.
Influence of multiple childbirths on the pelvic floor
Women who have had multiple deliveries are generally more likely to have a weakened pelvic floor than women who have given birth once. This is because the pelvic floor is stretched again with every delivery and may become damaged. It is therefore extra important after each childbirth to work on the recovery and strengthening of the pelvic floor. By regularly doing pelvic floor muscle exercises and possibly using products such as V-Tight, you can strengthen the pelvic floor and prevent complaints.
Ons product V-Tight
V-Tight is a safe and effective gel that can help tighten the vagina and support the pelvic floor. The gel is made in the Netherlands and contains natural ingredients that strengthen and moisturize the skin and tissue of the vagina. It is ph neutral and perfume free, making it suitable for all skin types.
V-Tight can be used in conjunction with pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and tighten the vagina. Regular use of V-Tight can lead to more intense sexual pleasure and reduced incontinence complaints.
Motivation to do pelvic floor muscle exercises
Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles is extremely important for a healthy and happy life. Still, it can be difficult to stay motivated to do regular pelvic floor exercises. In this article we would like to give you some motivation to encourage yourself to do pelvic floor muscle exercises and give you tips to keep it up.
Why are pelvic floor muscles so important?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that forms the bottom of the pelvis and supports various organs, such as the bladder, uterus, and rectum. A strong pelvic floor is essential for the prevention of complaints such as incontinence, prolapse and sexual dysfunctions.
In addition, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can contribute to better posture, more stability and better sports performance.
Tips to stay motivated
Make it part of your daily routine: Pelvic floor exercises can easily be integrated into your daily routine, for example while brushing your teeth, cooking or waiting for the bus. This way you don't forget to do the exercises and they become a habit.
Find a training partner: It can be motivating to do pelvic floor exercises with a friend or partner. This way you can support and encourage each other to persevere.
Track your progress: Tracking your progress will help you see how you're progressing and motivate yourself to keep going. Write down how many exercises you did, how long you held them, and how you feel after the exercises.
Reward yourself: After sticking with pelvic floor exercises for a certain period of time, reward yourself with something you enjoy, such as a night out for dinner or a new piece of clothing. This way you stay motivated to keep going.