Kegels are exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Why you should care: After a vaginal childbirth...
Kegels are exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Why you should care: After a vaginal childbirth (and even without) our pelvic floor muscles can weaken. Some of this weakening happens naturally as we age as well. Kegels can prevent urinary leaks, tighten your muscles 'down there' which can help increase sensitivity during sex, and if done during your pregnancy kegels may help shorten your labor and might even help you to avoid an episiotomy. How to do kegels:  Kegels are safe to do during pregnancy and after pregnancy. To do one kegel, tighten the muscles you use if you want to stop urine flow midstream. Release and repeat. The slower and more controlled you keep kegels the more effective they are. You can repeat the tighten and release exercise 10-20 times in a row and for best results try to do about three sets a day. The best part about kegels is you can do them anywhere - in the car, standing up, while you work, or laying down. Yippee - easy exercising with big results. That's what I like to hear.

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