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Episode 102: 3 Misconceptions When Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Birth

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Episode 102: 3 Misconceptions When Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Birth

 

In today’s episode, Anita outlines the 3 most common misconceptions around the preparation of your pelvic floor for birth – along with some tips and tricks to correct them!

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Resources and References:

 

 

Free guide: 3 Misconceptions when Preparing your Pelvic Floor for Birth (and what to do instead) includes waitlist for Bump to Birth online program

Du Y, Xu L, Ding L, Wang Y, Wang Z. (2015) The effect of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training on labor and delivery outcomes: a systematic review with meta-analysis. International Urogynecology Journal, Volume 26 (10):1415-27. doi: 10.1007/s00192-015-2654-4

Bø K, Fleten C, Nystad W. Effect of antenatal pelvic floor muscle training on labor and birth. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun;113(6):1279-84. doi:10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181a66f40

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Time Stamps:

 

2:20 – What we are talking about today!

3:59 – Misconception #1: You must do HUNDREDS of kegels per day during pregnancy.

10:42 – Misconception #2: Only focus on squeezing and tightening your pelvic floor.

15:14 – Misconception #3: You should only use relaxation breathing or birth breathing in labor.

16:35 – Wrap up and run down!