Female pelvic floor muscle – 3D animation


The pelvic floor is the base of the
group of muscles referred to as your core. These muscles are located in your
pelvis and stretch like a hammock from the pubic bone at the front to the
tailbone at the back, and from side to side. They support the bladder, bowel and
uterus and play an important role in bladder and bowel control, and sexual
function. If your pelvic floor muscles don’t work well you may leak when you do
things like coughing, sneezing, lifting, laughing or exercising. To stop this from
happening you need to switch on your pelvic floor muscles. To switch on the
pelvic floor muscles you need to squeeze and draw in the muscles around your
vagina as if you are trying to stop the flow of urine.
Lift them up inside. Breathe normally. Don’t hold your breath or tighten your
buttocks. Then let go and relax the pelvic floor muscles completely. Notice
as you tighten and lift your pelvic floor muscles, they tighten and close
around the anal passage, vagina and urethra. By exercising the pelvic floor
regularly you will train your muscles to work automatically when they are needed

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