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Help - a really silly quick kegels question

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RobberBride Sun 16-Oct-16 21:00:08

All kegel instructions say things like 'focus on tightening only your pelvic floor muscles. Be careful not to flex the muscles in your abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Avoid holding your breath'.

But when I tighten the pelvic floor muscles, although my stomach muscles aren't fully tightened and I am still breathing, I'm aware that my abdomen isn't fully relaxed and my breath isn't totally relaxed as it normally would be. Is that normal?

Fluffsnuts Sun 16-Oct-16 21:09:17

Yes, that's normal. As your pelvic floor muscles get stronger it'll get easier.

RobberBride Sun 16-Oct-16 21:38:32

Thank you! I'm very relieved to hear that.

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