Advanced search

Pelvic floor muscles...

(6 Posts)
OhTheDrama Tue 22-Apr-14 14:56:22

Ok, 9 weeks pregnant with DC3 and my pelvic floor muscles are woeful, really struggle to hold myself if I'm desperate for a pee, could hold on for hours before the DC's. Can I start the exercises now and have them in decent shape by 7 months time? If I can't, I'm in trouble, dear god! I know I should have been a good girl and kept them up but I got lazy.

Anybody else want to join me on operation pelvic floor grin?

ChicaMomma Tue 22-Apr-14 16:03:26

Im 32 weeks and wondering have i completely run out of time!!

Been doing them but very VERY sporadically.. certainly not 3 times a day..

saranga Tue 22-Apr-14 16:35:31

I started doing pilates once a week at about 4 months, am now 32 weeks. It's made a huge difference. I very very rarely remember to do pelvic floor stuff outside of the classes but I know that my pelvic floor has got stronger. Earlier when I coughed I'd sometimes wee a bit (I blame years of allergies), now that doesn't happen at all.
So, 9 weeks is certainly not too early and I bet 32 weeks isn't either!

ChicaMomma Tue 22-Apr-14 16:45:25

tks saranga.. started pilates last week actually- i suppose you are right, never too late! Doing them right now actually.. i mean it's so easy to squeeze them in (fnar) that there is no excuse at ALL!

OhTheDrama Tue 22-Apr-14 16:49:50

I have decided that whenever I'm sat watching TV is when I'm going to do them, hopefully they should be sorted by November. I really don't fancy having to stick Tena Lady on the shopping list! I might look into Pilates, is it a general class you go to or one specifically aimed at pregnant women?

Sussex31 Tue 22-Apr-14 17:39:05

I do them whenever I stop at traffic lights! I only have 1 set between me and work but at least that means they get done twice a day because I always have to wait at them smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now