If you thought pregnancy and childbirth is nothing but bliss it is not too late to click away. At one of your first appointments in hospital you’ll be hit with words like pelvic floor, pelvic floor muscles, exercises, bladder control, incontinence and even prolapse, like most mums you will probably not think too much of it (surely that only happens to others?). Research has shown that 1 in 3 women will suffer from a pelvic floor disorder yet few (expecting) mums take their exercises seriously which can lead to huge issues later on.
As I am typing this I am wiggling about on my seat, tightening muscles that clearly haven’t had a workout for a while. During and after my twin pregnancy I had a stern talking to by an expert, warning me to train my pelvic floor muscles like a drill sergeant, and although I did try in the beginning I slowly forgot and my busy life with two newborns took over. I know many other mothers were and are like me and I have good news for you: there is hope!
Pelvic floor exercises are made really simple with the Intimina Kegel Exercisers. I admit these little pink balls look like a toy and maybe that is a good thing, it takes off the serious edge and turns your oh-so-important training into an easy game. Simply insert the exerciser, contract and lift upwards, hold (that’s the tricky part!), release and relax, and of course repeat. Anyone can do it so no more excuses, get working on those muscles!
There are three different Kegel Exerciser available to suit everyone from starter to master (you ALWAYS have to keep training your pelvic floor muscles to prevent weakening later on). When you’ve conquered the first ‘level’ of Light Resistance you can step up to Moderate Resistance and finally you can be crowned ‘Mistress of your Pelvic Floor’ with the Higher Resistance Kegel Exerciser. You can find the Laselle Kegel Exercisers by Intimina at selected Terry White Chemists and Blooms Pharmacies.
To find out more about the Intimina Kegel Exercisers ($19.95) and to take a closer look at the different exercise levels visit www.intimina.com.
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