Does too much physical exercise after childbirth worsen it?

Targeted exercise after childbirth can actually help to rapidly resolve incontinence. As with any kind of exercise, over-exertion should be avoided. Working out too much can lengthen the time it takes to return to normal function. 

Strengthening pelvic floor muscles is particularly important for women who have experienced pregnancy and childbirth. Kegel exercises can be performed daily to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder. Stronger pelvic muscles help control leakage and manage sudden urges, allowing enough time to get to the bathroom. Learn more about Kegel exercises here.


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Source: Prevail eNurse Team.



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