Getting pelvic floor muscles back – Hi want to ask all the mums out there how long it took them to get pelvic floor muscle back or are they still scared to sneeze? What are the tricks? Thanks

Posted by anon, 28/10/13

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  • soon as i had my baby pretty much a few days later. when i sneezed for the first time after having baby i still crossed my legs thinking i would wet myself lol


  • How do i follow this post? Im very interested in this, as i had a 3rd degree tear with my son who is now 21 months old. my pelvic floor sometimes feels its in the floor (sorry) but it has made me feel so bad about my body, n i dont know if i could carry another baby incase its too weak. i try to do the kegals, but it feels really uncomfortable feelig everything inside lift…ugh..didnt do check up after birth either, wasnt ‘into’ the way they wanted to check :/
    Any advice appreciated.


  • I have never had a problem but I still do my exercises when ever I think about it.


  • After my first it took about 3 months of doing pelvic floor exercises. You can always talk to your doctor. A friend of mine had to go and see a specialist and she’s glad that she did. You aren’t the first and won’t be the last. Good luck ;)


  • I did exercises during pregnancy and then started again a couple of days after birth and except one bad incident when swelling down there had subsided no probs at all. My bub is 6 months old.


  • Mine came back within 6 months …. But then I got pregnant with my second and now at almost 25 weeks, I feel like they’re gone again :( really hope this is only temporary as I worked SO hard at my pelvic floor exercises to get them back!!


  • Talk to your Dr about a referral to a specialist physiotherapist who will check that you are doing the exercises correctly, they also do ultrasound treatments for the pelvic floor and will check if there is another underlying problem.


  • Pelvic floor muscles don’t just come back – you need to exercise them – regularly! The more you exercise them the stronger they become and leakage is not a problem.
    I have 3 children – the last 2 are 14 months apart and, thanks to pelvic floor exercises I don’t have to worry about sneezing


  • haha 6 years later and i have to hold my legs together to jump rope. Keegels help and I have found that since I have been forcing myself to jump and stuff at gym its getting bit better


  • Every time you feed bubs do pelvic floor muscle excersises


  • mine never went


  • Kegal exercises at every traffic light.


  • I’ve delivered 4 babies….and 10 years later I still cross my legs to sneeze!!! Lol


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