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To wonder what the flip has happened to my pelvic floor!

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piahigsy Sun 26-Jun-11 18:18:54

Just need to set the scene...We were invited to a lovely bbq last night at a work colleagues house, i was discussing a great job role with a big boss who was there, i was trying to be all demure and intelligent sounding as you do. Fast forward couple of hours and a bit of wine we were jumping on the trampoline (haha not so demure anymore) and.....i wet myself!!!!!!! I thought I had a strong pelvic floor!!! I didn even know what it was, each time i bounced i could feel water coming out i was thinking errr whats this, am i bleeding or something i managed to make a quick exit...I just wanted some advice really, I do pelvic floor excercises when i remember....would trampoling help strengthen them(i mean if I bought one of those little excercise ones) or is this just something that is always going to happen now (had my little boy 18months ago)?

LordOfTheFlies Sun 26-Jun-11 18:42:38

HaHa your pelvic floor has gone down to Lower Basement level.

Mine makes me clench to sneeze even without wine (don't drink) blush

Blardy excessively large babies-yes DS you know I mean you.

foreverondiet Sun 26-Jun-11 18:46:10

buy a kegel8. it really does make a difference.

LordSucre Sun 26-Jun-11 18:47:49

trampolines are dreadful if you have a weak pelvic floor! Poor you though, maybe avoid them from now on

TangerineQueen Sun 26-Jun-11 19:08:31

Studies have shown that people do considerably better with Kegels with a bit of physio support. GP will happily refer you or give you a self-referral form depending on your area.

Sympathy sympathy.

LostMyIdentityAlongTheWay Sun 26-Jun-11 20:16:41

Oh Lord!!!

I'm SO qualified to talk on this one. Not only did my pelvic floor never recover from three babies, 2x 8lb 10oz and 1x 8lb 6oz... my arse also fell into my vagina, and THAT, my dear, is pertly referred to as a 'posterior rectocele'.

So I had to go into hospital, get hoiked, stitched, and 'straightened' out. I can now leap about with gay abandon, and as to full bladders and sneezing.. I say BRING IT ON!!!!

In all seriousness... it suddenly got very bad in teh space of last July to December... and so I ended up seeing the consultant and got done in March. I would honestly keep an eye on it. It may be nothing but if it does start to cause you worries, then there is only so much that exercises can do. ALthough if you're planning more kids, your options are much more limited.

Too funny - but also do keep an eye on it... Much tea and sympathy, my dear... (but not too much Rosy Lea, in case you get caught short a long way from the nearest loo...)

blackeyedsusan Sun 26-Jun-11 20:45:03

pelvic floor fell into the cellar after baby 2

exercises. everyday, 10 sets of 10 to make a difference.... which errr i don't blush

eversoslightlytired Sun 26-Jun-11 20:48:47

Me too. I do try and do the whole pelvic floor exercise thing but it's something I keep forgetting to do. God forbid I sneeze, cough, run, or realise I havent been for a while - tenna lady is my friend!

zlaya Sun 26-Jun-11 21:00:03

Me too, two very large babies(9lb 13oz & 9lb 7 oz) cold or no cold it's the same for me, sneeze or cough I wee myself, mind you I don't do pelvic floor ex. only when I remmember. Over all not good and very unattractiveblush

luminary Sun 26-Jun-11 21:49:00

I only have one 7lb baby to blame for my inability to hold it all in sad I bought these cone things that are supposed to help strengthen things.....I just need to bloody use the things....

Every time I feel a cold coming on, I need to stock up on pantyliners

zlaya Sun 26-Jun-11 21:59:01

And I have heard as I age it will only get worse it's bloody awful now, can it get any worse then this? Don't even start me on (not a often treat) intercourse, nightmare.

soverylucky Sun 26-Jun-11 22:01:33

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waitingforgodot Sun 26-Jun-11 22:34:46

moral of the tale-do not jump on trampolines whilst drunk. It will only end in tears (or rivulets of wee).

edwinbear Sun 26-Jun-11 22:46:25

One 30 hr labour, one average 8lbs 2 DS but nasty forceps delivery left not only my arse in my vagina, but also my badder. Which was nice. I second the kegal8, it's made a huge difference, and I must say, is not altogether an unpleasant experience either, nudge nudge, wink wink. Once I've had DC2 in Nov I will be trotting off to be fixed as soon as the consultant says I can. In the meantime, I give trampolines and also bouncy castles a wide berth.

LotteryWinnersOnAcid Sun 26-Jun-11 23:36:40

I feel your pain. We decided it would be clever to buy a trampoline in April when our DS was 3 months old. I have only been on it a handful of times thanks to my pelvic floor being ruined (despite pelvic floor exercises!). I'm in my mid twenties, I dread to think of my poor pelvic floor at 35. sad

LotteryWinnersOnAcid Sun 26-Jun-11 23:38:21

BTW I did not realise my pelvic floor was crap until we bought the trampoline. Bloody trampoline. (I did wee myself when pregnant though - should have known a trampoline wasn't ideal...)

Mabelface Sun 26-Jun-11 23:42:00

ladies, go and see your gp. You don't have to put up with it forever. My gp gave me medication which has made a massive difference. (triplet pregnancy killed mine)

cat64 Sun 26-Jun-11 23:58:04

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LostMyIdentityAlongTheWay Mon 27-Jun-11 08:38:44

I can't believe how many of you are suffering like this.

GO AND SEE YOUR GP. Read my thread up above. Surgery IS an option and life is regained. Totally!!!!!


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