What is the pelvic floor?
- The pelvic floor is a group of interconnected muscles under the bladder.
- The pelvic floor can be weakened by childbirth or other factors, causing leakage.
- Stronger pelvic floor muscles may help reduce risk of involuntary bladder leaks.
- Up to 61% of women under the age of 60 experience what is commonly known as leakage.1
- Like any other muscles, your pelvic floor can be exercised and strengthened.
A stronger pelvic floor may reduce your risk of urinary leakage.
How do I strengthen my pelvic floor?
- One-third of women incorrectly perform pelvic floor muscle exercises.2
- lifting and squeezing motion of the entire pelvic floor instead of a downward push.
1. Minassian V, Stewart W, Wood G. Urinary incontinence in women variation in prevalence estimation and risk factors.Obstet and Gynecol 2008;111:324-3; 2. Moen M, Noone M, Vassallo B, Lopata R, Nash M, Sum B, et al. Knowledge and performance of pelvic muscle trainings in women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstructive Surgery. 2007;13(3):113–117. doi: 10.1097/01.spv.0000263643.80110.40