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Women's Wisdom: What we don't share
The purpose of this blog is to share simple,
practical, common sense,
logical information to women through most of the stages of their lives.
This blog will be a place to go to get
useable information for women from onset of menstruation,
menstruation through the years, during pre-pregnancy,
pregnancy, postpartum, peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause and beyond.
Since we are hearing a great deal about pelvic floor dysfunction these days this is an important topic to write about here. The female pelvic floor is made up of the pelvis, the tail bone, muscles, ligaments, fascia, and nerves which all help to support the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum to function and maintain their correct positions. There are bigger muscles that can control the ability of these smaller muscles to function. The bones that make up the hips are your pelvis and thigh bones. When the thigh bones narrow in to the pelvis they can create tightness and pressure into the pelvic floor and also contract the hamstrings, adductors, quadriceps, and external rotators. What this all means to those of you who don't know any anatomy is that when all these muscles of your thighs get too tight, your hips narrow in, this can actually stop allowing the muscles of your pelvic floor from functioning.
Many girls are told to keep their legs together tightly at all times. A lifetime of doing this and the pelvic floor becomes dysfunctional from being in a permanent state of contraction. Next comes marriage and a baby and if the baby can actually be delivered vaginally, these muscles suffer serious traumaPostpartum. They often contract stronger while healing. and atrophy can begin. Everything becomes tighter and yet prolapses develop. When the baby pushes out so can the bladder, uterus, or rectum. All the muscles in the area can contract due to the trauma even when prolapses occur. Women often think that everything is simply hanging out of them and all muscle tone is gone.Due to the prolapses the pelvic floor and larger muscles contract more. This actually prevents the organs from being able to lift back up. Everything is pressuring down into an area that had always been tight. Now it is assessed as weak and dysfunctional. These diagnosis really do not help women. The abdominal muscles which once helps to support the internal organs are fairly useless directly after giving birth so if there is no abdominal muscle support everything is dropping into the pelvic floor. SO WHY WERE YOU NOT TOLD ALL ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU EVER GOT PREGNANT? WHY DID YOU NOT RECEIVE LESSONS ABOUT HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PELVIC FLOOR AND ALL OTHER NECESSARY MUSCLES TO KEEP YOUR HIPS, LOWER BACK, ABDOMEN AND PELVIC FLOOR STRONG BEFORE YOU GOT PREGNANT OR STARTING GOING THROUGH MENOPAUSE?
WOMEN need to be informed as to what pro-active things they need to do to begin to rebuild their bodies not just their pelvic floors. When you have a baby growing inside your body all your vital organs begin to be moved to make room. Do you really think they magically know how to replace themselves where they once were? As the baby comes out so do the organs all follow. Women need to know that when you lift the bladder and the intestines you begin to lift the weight off of the pelvic floor. This will immediately relieve the pressure and discomfort. It is not difficult to lift and replace organs in their correct positions. Women just need to know that this is possible. Women of all ages need to know there are pro-active remedies for maintaining and building the body back.
Included here is a basic simple exercise to do to wake up your pelvic floor. This pro-active self help work is for women of every age. If you start young to stop tightening your thighs and body in, and keep your pelvic floor toned with the thigh bones the width of the pelvis, your pelvic floor muscles can work. Widening the sit bones and the tailbone backward helps you to create a solid pelvic foundation. it will ease menstrual discomfort, help prepare women for pregnancy, and help postpartum and throughout menopause and beyond. Follow this simple video. Repeat it daily for 1 week and see the differences. Please write in your commnets