Pelvic Floor Exercises During Pregnancy | Dr Neelima Mantri

Pelvic Floor Exercises During Pregnancy | Dr Neelima Mantri
0 21 July 2022
Pelvic Floor Exercises During Pregnancy | Dr Neelima Mantri

Pregnancy, as we all know is the most challenging journey a woman gets to experience in her life. The sheer amount of physical and mental changes bring on a lot of new problems in due course. The back pains, cramps, heart burns, indigestion and the list go on and on. Of all the problems, the final act of hard labour is the most aggravating of the lot.

Fortunately, there are pelvic floor exercises that can also help you give shorter labour and also accelerate your post-birth recovery. Millions of women all around the world work have benefitted by ingesting them into their daily routine. With the input of the best gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr Neelima Mantri, we give a short intro to these pelvic exercises in this blog here. Read on to know:

What is the Pelvic Floor?

This Pelvic Floor is a group of muscles that bind together to form a base hammock that supports your internal organs: The Bladder, Uterus, Rectum and Vagina (in the case of women). This Pelvic floor is responsible for your Pee and Poo and importantly controls their outflow.

Needless to say, this Pelvic Floor also plays a huge part in amplifying your sexual pleasure during the Orgasm. But the most important for the moment is its ability to stretch enormously which is of real help in letting the baby out and restoring everything to its normal shape. But the Pregnancy part changes a bit or two in the process. The lack of exercise regimen compounded by the growing weight of your baby in the uterus wreaks these Pelvic Floor Muscles weakening them in due course.

Consequently, these Pelvic Floor muscles are at their weakest when you need them the most!

How to Strengthen your Pelvic Floor?

It takes a lot of strength to push your baby through the Pelvis and you will have to count on your Pelvic Muscles to help you sail through. And all these muscles need a little help from your side to regain their strength for you. And pelvic exercise is how you strengthen them. “They are simple, easier to learn and can be done anywhere. If you decide to stick to one exercise during the pregnancy period, stick to this magic set.” says a lady gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr Neelima Mantri

Namely, there is three type of pelvic floor exercise – Pelvic floor relaxations, Endurance contractions & Quick flick contraction and each of these exercises can be performed anywhere anytime. Just identify the right muscles and perform three sets of pelvic – start slow and be consistent. Our next blog will be dedicated to a depth exercise guide pelvic floor, you can find it here.

However, anything you try during your Pregnancy should be recommended by qualified gynaecologists and health professionals. Dr Neelima Mantri is the best gynaecologist in Mumbai who has helped hundreds of pregnant women simplify their pregnancy journey with expert pre-natal and post-natal care. She can perfectly monitor your health and guide you towards your prenatal journey with the right exercise plan that can help you pelvic strength for a smooth labour. You can contact me here: