Pregnancy and the pelvic floor

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is one of the newer but very effective approach to treat these conditions. Pelvic floor exercises are one of the most effective exercises in preventing as well as treating these dysfunctions.

Depending on involvement pelvic floor is classified as hypertonic or hypotonic. With accurate external and internal examination methods physiotherapists are guided the type of involvement and treatment to be given. Few relaxation exercises to decrease the tone and few activation exercises to help with motor recruitment- are given, for example- Kegel’s exercise, elevator exercise, diaphragmatic breathing exercises and a few stretches that includes yoga too.

Few exercises started even before and at the beginning of pregnancy can help prevent these dysfunctions.