Moms give us all kinds of advice:
- Don’t eat yellow snow
- Drink lots of water and get enough sleep
- Wear clean underwear
- Be kind
And some of my mom’s best lessons have made me the person I am today: strong and sassy, with a strong work ethic and lots of beautiful flowers in my life! I’ve also learned from her and other mother figures in my life about being confident and resilient. I am lucky enough to work with many wonderful older women who teach me more about life every single day. And one of the best lessons is to keep my pelvic floor strong!
It sounds silly, but I’m totally serious. Pelvic floor dysfunction is more common than you think (especially after childbirth) and can lead to:
- Leaks when you sneeze, laugh, or cough
- “Tooting” when you bend over or walk
- Reduced sensation in the vagina
- Painful intercourse
- Low back pain
Pelvic floor health is so important for living an active, healthy life as we age.
So here are some exercises you can do at home to promote a healthy pelvic floor. You’ll thank us later!