Pelvic Floor assessment and management in Pregnancy
Surprisingly many women have poor pelvic floor muscles, even those who have never been pregnant. In some this may be due to a genetic disorder but in others, it is simply a reflection of their lack of awareness of how to undertake correct pelvic floor exercises.
A simple assessment of the pelvic floor can be undertaken to assess its strength and integrity. In my practice I offer this women in the following situations:
Women found to have weak pelvic floor muscles are then offered management like
Commencing treatment early helps to maintain the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. Proactive therapy will go a long way to minimise later problems.