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