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spongebrainbigpants Wed 06-Aug-08 17:29:34

Okay, I have to confess I was completely crap at doing my pelvic floor exercises (first baby born 7 wks ago) and now I'm really paying for it - every time I sneeze, cough, etc, blush. I'm now frantically trying to do as many as possible but just wondered if it's worth buying on those pelvic floor exercise things I've seen in Boots and elsewhere.

Has anyone else used one and are they any good?

I'm getting desperate! Thanks.

Elkat Wed 06-Aug-08 19:58:46

Get in touch with your local hospital and ask for the women's health physiotherapy dept. I had a bad tear after my second and so had an automatic referral, but I was lent a device by the hospital for 6 weeks. After that, I had to return it and was told how I could buy my own (if I found it useful, which I did). It conly costs about £50 with another £10 for the probe. But I was told by my physio in no uncertain terms not to buy the machines off the shelf - as I was told that they can do more harm than good. Also, there are lots of different types of machines and programmes - my machine has about 15 different programmes. When I saw the hospital, I had an initial assessment to see what machine and programme I needed. At my hospital, you can refer yourself simply by phoning up the dept and asking. So it is worth trying.

spongebrainbigpants Fri 08-Aug-08 14:21:26

Elkat, thank you so much for your advice - I also suffered a nasty tear after a forceps delivery so I suspect that's making things worse.

I will phone them today. Thank you.

Elkat Fri 08-Aug-08 23:50:37

Good luck with it. Hope it gets sorted for you.

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