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)?
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...)
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!
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 unattractive
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.
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.