Parenting

Do Kegels Really Work?

| by Fit Bottomed Girls
Women always hear about the importance of Kegels, especially during pregnancy. I did Kegels regularly, along with other prenatal exercises, and I still “peezed” myself once. (Peezing is my term for peeing when you sneeze.) Little did I know that that peezing incident was just a sign of things to come.

Earlier this week, I mentioned that Kegels weren’t the silver bullet I’d hoped they would be. A month or so after I had my baby, I had to pee…really bad. I was heading to the toilet and was almost there when…oh my gosh: Pee before I hit the toilet! Since then, I’ve been much more careful about emptying my bladder before I get desperate. Apparently this issue is totally normal, and I should regain my “strength” in a matter of months. But I’m slightly peeved at the Kegel for not being a cure-all (and now some are saying the squat, not the Kegel, is what works). And of course, I’m dying to know about the Kegel experiences of other Fit Bottomed Mamas out there!

Let me know your experiences with postpartum bladder control in the comments! What a fun topic! —Erin

Weigh in on your Kegel experience here!

Photo credit: Dmitry Valberg

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