How having a strong core can help childbirth Sometimes, as the weight of the belly increases in the third trimester, weakness in the core can cause what is called a “pendulous belly” (hanging belly), this is when the belly sags forward unsupported by core muscles. Having Pendulous belly can contribute to less than ideal baby […]
Category: Pelvic floor and core
Learn more about your pelvic floor and core during and after pregnancy.
Are you in a Kegel all day long? Many women I assess with pelvic floor issues have a pelvic floor that stays contracted/ tight / engaged throughout their day. It is so “normal” feeling that they are not even aware that they are pulling it up and holding tight until we begin to do our […]
Pelvic Opening During Pregnancy The pelvis is not a fixed entity. Sometimes we think it’s one continuous bone that is either big enough or not big enough for childbirth. Truth is, there are things we can do for pelvic opening during pregnancy. Remember the skeleton model from school? It wasn’t exactly accurate. To be accurate, […]
Squats vs Kegels You’ve probably been hearing a lot of buzz about the squat. And many have been touting it as the go-to thing to do for pelvic floor health. The more squats you do, the stronger your pelvic floor, right? It used to be the kegel, and still is in many circles. You’re pregnant? […]
Busting Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy Myths The pelvic floor, though a very important part of the body, isn’t talked about much. Because of the mystery surrounding it, people often cannot make out the difference between facts and myths about the pelvic floor during pregnancy and birth. Let’s talk about a few of the top myths […]