Sovereign Rehabilitation is Atlanta’s trusted leader in physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment for urinary incontinence. We strive to deliver you with the most advance rehabilitation service to help you live your best life in every stage of life.
One stage of life that often is coupled with urinary incontinence is pregnancy. While morning sickness and weight gain are common discussions that surround pregnancy, urinary incontinence tends to be a more private struggle that most women are hesitant to talk about. However, urinary incontinence is very common for pregnant women.
The reason pregnancy and urinary incontinence tend to go hand-in-hand is due to weak pelvic floor muscles. When you’re pregnant your uterus expands and this puts pressure on your bladder. Your muscles in your bladder sphincter and pelvic floor become overwhelmed with the extra pressure that is being placed on your bladder.
Kegel exercises are a great way to improve the strength of your pelvic floor. These exercises require you to contract and relax your pelvic floor muscle. In order to do this you need to locate it. You can do this by stopping your urination midstream. The muscle required to do this is your pelvic floor muscle. Once you found the muscle, contract and hold it for five seconds then release for five seconds. Repeat this exercise ten times, 3 times a day for optimal results.
If you’re struggling with urinary incontinence, whether you’re pregnant or not, contact Sovereign Rehabilitation today. Our goal is to reduce your current symptoms and prevent future symptoms using physical therapy interventions for your urinary incontinence.
Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 835-3340