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Smerlin Fri 03-May-13 19:13:03

I am trying to start doing my Kegel exercises but I'm not sure if I'm doing them right or not.

I know the feeling of the muscle I'm trying to exercise and can feel it tightening a bit but I can also feel my buttock muscles tightening at the same time which the guide says is wrong.

I find it easier to squeeze the right muscle when on the loo/ DTD (sorry TMI) but when just sitting in a chair, it seems less effective if that makes sense?!

Smerlin Sun 05-May-13 09:19:24

Any advice before I go and buy Boots' entire supply of Tena lady... blush

MummyJetsetter Sun 05-May-13 09:22:11

It's just like trying to hold in a wee. Don't clench your bum! Just practice you'll get it. x

OrbisNonSufficit Sun 05-May-13 09:24:11

There was a great thread on this here a while back - read nankypeevy's posts.

Since my midwife told me I'm supposed to be doing them for 10 minutes 6 times a day (an hour of kegels every day?!?) I've been panicking slightly about post-natal incontinence!

Smerlin Sun 05-May-13 09:35:49

Thanks Orbis- that thread is great! Can save my money for something else like maternity trousers if I could find any to bloody fit


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