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Calling all postpartum moms-time to kegel

Posted By On 20 Jan 2020

Calling all Postpartum Moms…Time to Kegel

There has been much more talk about the fitness of the pelvic floor in the last few years and how it relates to many issues from constipation to weak abdominal muscles.

Most postpartum moms have been told that it is a good idea to do pelvic floor exercises–but the question is how many do them on a consistent basis? Everyday?

Here are some tips when it comes to doing the ‘kegel’ for your pelvic floor:
1. When you breathe in, relax your pelvic floor
2. When you breathe out, that is when you do the ‘elevator lift up’ movement with the perineum (or pelvic floor)
3. Aim to do between 50-100/day

What has been working for me is that everyday when I drop my kids off at school, while I’m watching my son run around on the playground, I start doing my exercises. No one is the wiser! Ha ha.  It is as if on cue, as soon as my kids have walked down the ramp towards their classmates, my pelvic floor starts doing it’s thing. I end up doing between 30-40 kegels per morning–a little less when I’m immersed in a funny conversation with a fellow parent.

So be consistent with your kegels!

If you are a mom that does these everyday and has been reaping the benefits, I’d love to hear from you!

Don’t forget that kegels aren’t just for women. read about Dr. Almon’s blog on reminded us all to practice our kegels.

For more information on how to keep you and your family healthy, I can help in a couple of ways:

1. Work with me one-on-one
If you would like to work directly with me and radically improve your energy-just send us a quick email erinmillshealth@bellnet.ca and we can set you up with a Naturopathic initial consult.

2. Test drive my services
Email us at erinmillshealth@bellnet.ca and we can set you up with a complimentary 15 minute consult

Sincerely,

Kirsten Almon ND
and the Erin Mills Optimum Health team
(905) 828-2014

Check out our website for more information on reaching your optimum health.

Dr. Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for "naturopathic well child visits" and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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