How to do kegels
Squeeze and... release, over and over again.
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Your pelvic floor is like a muscle hammock that supports all your lower organs. Your pelvic floor makes up a big part of the core of your body and is the foundation for all movement, balance, stability and flexibility.

Start doing Kegel exercises now to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

How to do Kegel exercises

  • To identify the correct muscles and movement, try to stop and start your flow of urine.
  • Simply contract and relax those muscles, over and over. Try to keep everything relaxed except the muscles right around your vagina.
  • Don't bear down or squeeze your thighs, back or abdomen, and remember to breathe slowly and deeply.
  • It may help at first to perform the exercises with your knees together (while lying or sitting).
  • If you still have trouble or aren't sure you're doing them correctly, work with your gynecologist to help establish the correct technique.

Also read: How important are pelvic floor muscles during childbirth?

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