pregnancy and pelvic floor muscles

Pregnancy and Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

pregnancy and pelvic floor muscles

When it comes to pregnancy, no one wants a weak pelvic floor

The pelvic floor is a network of muscles and ligaments located at the bottom of the pelvic cavity. It is an extension of the core muscle network that connects the pubic bone, sit bones and tailbone, which means that it influences a whole range of bodily functions. When it comes to pregnancy, the importance of the pelvic floor multiplies. For a pregnant woman, the main purpose of the pelvic floor is to provide for bowel control and add a layer of strength and support to support and stabilize the spine while accounting for the weight of the growing fetus.

Essentially, weak pelvic floor muscles make for a less comfortable pregnancy. 

With pregnancy, weak pelvic floor muscles often translates to more back pain, less bladder and bowel control and a more difficult birthing process. But worry not! Weak pelvic muscles are not a bygone conclusion; with the help of your chiropractor, we can identify and set a course to correct weak pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises are well-researched and touted for their effectiveness at strengthening the pelvic floor, helping improve your chances or a more comfortable pregnancy with fewer complications. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles is a great chance for your body to improve blood circulation at the base of the pelvic cavity. 

A smoother pregnancy with the help of Espinosa Chiropractic

At our office in Sacramento, we are dedicated to the success of your pregnancy; and we mean from pre-conception through to delivery day. We want to make the whole process as smooth as possible and the pelvic floor muscles are one area no prospective mother should neglect. If you are interested in using chiropractic to improve your chances of a smooth pregnancy, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.