Are your muscles ready to exercise?
Your participation in a Discreetly Fit program is not recommended until at least six weeks after you’ve had surgery or have given birth, and after you have been given the green light by your health care provider to start pelvic floor exercises.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy consult a medical professional to determine if pelvic floor muscle training is suitable for you.
Pelvic floor muscle relaxation is an essential component of pelvic floor exercises. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms in your pelvis or pelvic floor or starting pelvic floor exercises triggers any of these symptoms, it is possible that your pelvic floor muscles are unable to relax. In this case, it is important to seek help for muscle release before commencing or continuing pelvic floor exercises. These symptoms include but are not limited to the following:
- Chronic pain anywhere in the pelvis, including pain or discomfort when inserting a tampon, during or after intimacy (vaginismus), or when you are sitting.
- Sometimes described as a “headache in the pelvis”.
- Soreness, tightness, throbbing, aching, stabbing, spasm.
- Difficulty or pain when emptying the bladder or bowels, the need to strain, incomplete emptying.
- Urinary frequency/urgency.
- Lower back pain radiating to the thighs or groin.
- Can’t feel pelvic floor contraction.