If I am having a scheduled C-section, do I still have to do Kegel exercises?
I had an extremely difficult birth with my first child, and my doctor suggested a C-Section for this one, due 6/28. Do I still have to do the kegel exercises? I haven’t been doing them, should I step it up, or are they only necessary for vaginal birth?
All women should do them, not just those anticipating a vaginal delivery.
At the very least, they are useful for sex. Trust me, you learn to do them well, and your husband will thank you for it!
"Women will see increased vaginal strength and control and men should see increased ejaculation strength and increased sexual stamina. Both genders will see greatly increased pleasure during intercourse and more intense, longer lasting orgasms."
"A fitter, well-toned pelvic floor will almost certainly increase sexual pleasure for you and your partner and it can dramatically improve your sexual confidence. The physiological reasons for the improvement go far beyond the increased tactile sensations resulting from a tighter vagina.
Kegel exercises create an increase in pelvic vascularity which means more blood flow and more veins in the pelvic region. This will increase your awareness of the clitoral and vaginal sensations that lead to orgasm. Any stronger muscle will contract more powerfully than would a flabby muscle, and hence the likelihood of stronger orgasms is much higher with stronger PC muscles."