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Perineal and Kegel

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user1465146157 Mon 26-Dec-16 08:25:08

So..... I'm supposed to massage the area to loosen it, but do Kegels to strengthen it.

Are these two things not counter productive?

What do you think?

How do we know if we are even doing either correctly?


BBQueen Mon 26-Dec-16 08:29:09

Kegels strengthen your pelvic floor, which is the muscles that support your bladder, bowel, vagina etc. The perineal massage is supposed to reduce the chances of tearing.

Really good, regular and frequent pelvic floor exercises are really important to help prevent prolapse or continence problems (as well as reduce spd). The massage is not so important in my opinion.

user1465146157 Mon 26-Dec-16 08:34:07

Thank you BBQueen
So Kegels don't effect the Perineam muscle at all?

BertrandRussell Mon 26-Dec-16 08:37:11

I suppose they could be Peri and Key -pronounced Kay- for short.........

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