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Best Kegel Exercise Apps to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

What To Expect reports Kegel exercises, or isolated exercises that contract then relax the pelvic floor, are one of the best ways to strengthen this group of muscles when recovering from childbirth.

What To Expect spoke to Anna Ribaudo PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, physical therapist at HSS, who explained some more research has suggested that moms-to-be who do pelvic floor exercises might have a slightly shorter active phase of labor, as opposed to those who don’t. “Pregnant women who perform Kegels often find that they may have an easier birth,” said Ribaudo.

Ribaudo added by resuming strength work postpartum helps promote perineal healing, regain or maintain bladder control, and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. “Having a strong pelvic floor also supports a healthy core and overall musculoskeletal health,” she noted.

Read the full article at Whattoexpect.com.