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manual (vol. 4): the pelvic floor
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volume 4 was created with our content partner outer reach, providing the importance of our pelvic floor with exercises we can do to strengthen it.
as an extension of our manuals, we've started a collection of related articles, videos, podcasts, series [resources - below] that we love and which have informed our own discovery. think we're missing something? email us at email@example.com with your feedback / suggestions!
I Can’t Do A Jumping Jack Without Peeing: Time to relearn the kegel.
The Secrets of the Pelvic Floor
Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
Can Pelvic Floor Therapy Relieve Postpartum Pain?
Ask a Lady Doc: Incontinence with Dr. Lisa Rogo-Gupta
Urinary incontinence: everything you need to know
The post-pregnancy belly problem that nobody tells women about
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Stop and take a deep breath in, and out. With your next inhale, squeeze the muscles you would use to stop your pee, and hold them in. As you exhale, release those muscles. The muscles you just engaged in this practice make up your pelvic floor.