Podcast #11: Why Your Pelvic Floor Needs YOU (with Kathryn Peden)Mar 24, 2018
Do you sometimes ‘leak’ just a tiny bit when you cough, laugh or exercise? Perhaps getting to the bathroom feels more urgent that it used to, or sex is simply far too uncomfortable to even consider?
If so, then your pelvic floor muscles are probably in need of some love.
What are pelvic floor muscles?
Your pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles tucked inside your pelvis which support your internal organs; your bladder, your bowels and your uterus. Think of them like a stretchy hammock running from your tailbone to your pubic bone.
They’re a vital piece of our anatomy and we usually take them for granted. Until they fail.
But the pelvic floor is a bit of a taboo subject and so we often don’t look for help as quickly as we should.
We’re just too embarrassed to talk about ‘down there’, we don’t want to admit that we have what we think of as ‘old lady problems’ and we would rather avoid the whole matter (and continue to get worse).
That’s why, for this year’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, Kathryn decided to help women like you break through that taboo and get the help you really need with your pelvic floor muscles by creating this special podcast episode.
Listen to this episode to learn:
- Why our pelvic floor muscles are so important for our overall health
- The surprising symptoms of a weak pelvic floor (they might not all be what you expect)
- The true figures of how many women really struggle with incontinence and a weak public floor…
- The shocking implications of a weak pelvic floor as you age (turn away now if you’re easily scared)
- Why childbirth, menopause, hormone issues and even how we breathe are all huge risk factors for a weak pelvic floor
- How being authentic within your own body and listening to within is so important
- Why it’s NOT NORMAL to be buying incontinence pads in your 30s or 40s
- The importance of seeking help with your pelvic floor if you need it
- What steps you can take to start improving your pelvic floor health
And much more…
So relax with a nice warm drink, and learn more about why you shouldn’t have to put up with those ‘little leaks’ anymore and how you can go about doing so.