Can we talk a little bit about things that are maybe a little bit uncomfortable to talk about? Like peeing when you sneeze? Birthing babies and needing stitches from it? And all the little joys that come (or don’t) from such an experience? I bring this up because months ago a friend of mine asked if I knew of anything besides Kegels that might help with the urgent need to find a restroom whenever she ran down a hill. I didn’t. Kegels was the only thing I’d heard of, and I couldn’t find anything else that might help.
But now I have: squats, lunges, and anything else that work your glutes. Glutes are, apparently, the opposing muscle group to the pelvic floor. If the glutes aren’t strong enough, the pelvic floor is too short and thus unable to do its job properly. Read more about it here. I only read about it last week, so I can’t say that I’ve tried it and it works or anything like that, but for those of you who may have thought your days of jumping on a trampoline were over, it is worth a shot. And even if you still find yourself leaking at inconvenient times (like whenever you laugh really hard), at least you’ll have a nice butt, right? Personally, I’m up for it if it means I have a better chance of not tearing the next time I birth a baby.
So . . . just a random thoughts for the day. Take it or leave it. I hope somebody gets something out of it so I didn’t cause all this awkwardness for nothing.
Tune in Wednesday for another installment of “This might be slightly awakward.” I promise, it is really only awkward for me, but there might be something beneficial for some others of you as well. I hope.