I Totally Just Peed Myself, Now I’m looking up Kegels

l3dlqosqfsugt72mgs3rThat’s right, I peed myself. But I’m not ashamed. I’m not embarrassed and in all honestly it really wasn’t that much. It’s the price I pay as a woman to have these 5 beautiful children. Although I love my children I gotta say having to be very careful while sneezing or coughing is the pits. It’s kind of ironic when you think about it. After you have a baby all the nurses talking about is how much you need to pee. Once you’re home, you can’t stop the pee. Even when you what to.

On the plus side I’m not the only woman has to cross her legs every time she sneezes.  Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t wish this on any mama, but knowing that I’m not alone makes me feel a little better. It also means that the medical field has come up with ways to strengthen those all important pelvic muscles. They all say ” Make sure you’re doing your Kegels. Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus,bladder, small intestine and rectum.

That’s all well and good, but how do you do Kegels? Is there are trick to it? How do you know if you’re doing them right? If you google ” How to do a Kegel?” this is what you’ll get.

How to do Kegel exercises
  1. Find the muscles you use to stop urinating.
  2. Squeeze these muscles for 3 seconds. Then relax for 3 seconds. …
  3. Add 1 second each week until you are able to squeeze for 10 seconds each time.
  4. Repeat this exercise 10 to 15 times per session. …
  5. Don’t do Kegels while you urinate.

Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? Well I guess it is,But you’re still left wondering if you’re doing them right. I mean, it’s not like someone is there telling you if you’re doing it correctly. Add to that, Kegels aren’t much fun. You can do them anywhere, so they have that going for them.

 

Why do Kegels?

Study after study has shown that regularly doing Kegels during and after pregnancy can help decrease the odds of complications. Research has also suggested that women who do pelvic floor exercises may have shorter active phases of labor than other women. And as if that’s not enough, Kegels have even been shown to boost your sex drive and help you reach orgasm more easily. It’s the latter that I’m excited about. Although I must be doing something right, I do have 5 children.

Making Kegels Funkrush-2-C-2

As I stated above,  doing Kegels isn’t always the most fun exercise out there. But there are fun apps that you can download that will make it a bit more fun, turning it into a challenge. The Tasl is one of those apps. It works along side the Krush by Lovelife. The Krush is equipped with built-in sensor technology & a strong motor for deep vibrations, the krush measures the pressure, control, endurance, and grip of your PC muscles. Simply connect to tasl, and you’ll build the strength to control your flow, enhance your pleasure, and love more about life.

The Tasl app has daily challenges that really make using the Krush fun. It takes the guess work out of whether you’re doing your Kegels correctly or not.

Even though I’m not embarrassed or ashamed that I sometimes have to make a run for the bathroom, it doesn’t mean that I want to do this for the rest of my life. I’m excited to have the confidence to sneeze with reckless abandon.

~Amanda

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4 Comments

  1. I went to a pelvic floor physical therapist after my 4th and she actually taught me to do 2 second kegels with a 4 second rest (10 reps), followed by 10 second kegels with 10 second rest (10 reps), and then another 10 reps of the 2sec/4sec ones. I did this routine twice a day until I reestablished muscle tone and now just once a day. My pelvic floor muscles were actually in way better shape postpartum with baby 5 than they ever had been before! Pelvic health is so important, and (usually) imminently treatable! I’m so glad more women are speaking out about it.

    1. Thank you for sharing! I’ts something that happens to a lot of us and we shouldnt feel embarrassed. Its just like our stretch marks, it’s a small price to pay for these beautiful babies! Plus, like you said you can make it better!

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