Getting Back Your Sex Life After a C-Section with the Help of Kegel Exercises
Right after a C-section, it can be difficult to move around and the area around the scar can be painful. This pain can put a blockage on your sex life.
There’s no need to be in despair Kegel exercise is the answer to keeping your pelvic and pubic areas in good health. Let me give you an idea how Kegel exercises should be done. This involves gentle contracting of the muscle that you use to control your urine. In most cases, it is possible to perform some gentle repetitions the day after your operation, with the agreement of your health professional.
Basic Kegel exercises consist of squeezing your vaginal muscles as if you were trying to stop the flow of urine and then holding the contraction for a count of three before slowly releasing.
These exercises can be done anytime and anywhere so you don’t have to worry about getting your hands full. After a C-section and for the first two months, the only thing you should be lifting is your baby.
Regardless of how desperate you might be, your exercises should be limited to gentle walking and Kegels. Until your stomach muscles have realigned themselves and regained the strength to deal with such demanding exercises, you should avoid crunchies or sit-ups.
The thing to focus on is that, all the time that you are doing your kegel exercises, you are repairing your pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles. Why do you need to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles? It is because they hold your bladder, your womb, your vagina and your rectum in place.