The first time I noticed my pelvic floor wasn’t what it once was, was several hours after I delivered my first baby. Clad in an oversize adult diaper and that hospital underwear, I remember hubby and I were fawning over the baby and suddenly I felt the urge to pee…then I completely soaked through my pants. I had absolutely no control over my bladder muscles because they were overtaxed due to two hours of pushing. And that was terrifying.
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Thankfully the problem got somewhat better (just thinking of peeing doesn’t make me pee my pants anymore) but after another vaginal delivery (two pregnancies and pushing two babies out in the span of two years) my pelvic floor definitely needs some love.
This is a common problem that many women who have had babies struggle with, but it doesn’t have to be your new normal. One of my postpartum jokes with hubby was how a sneeze now included a trip to the bathroom and an underwear change!
So many mamas accept weak bladders as another part of motherhood and have been misled to believe we can’t do anything about it. But you can, and you should! Here’s an amazing program that can help you, like it’s helping me.
I’ve integrated this 30-day program into my month of March “reclaiming my body,” project. But this is not just for mamas with a peeing their pants problem, the program is also for women suffering from diastasis recti (abdominal separation and mom “pooch”), back pain, and other post-pregnancy side effects.
I’m three weeks into the program and I’ll give a more thorough review after completing the entire program but I have to say – I stopped peeing my pants after sneezing! That is HUGE for me! And well worth the effort of going through this program.
I don’t want to get used to my pelvic floor being weak, and since I eventually want to go back to working out again, I need to rebuild that area, since it’s a big component of our strength! It feels really good that I’ll be getting my body prepped and ready for going to the gym again, and all the fun activities I was able to do before popping out two babies! Jumping rope, running, etc. I hope that this program gives me the confidence to try all those activities, and maybe throw in some new ones? I will let you know!