Pelvic Floor Safe Ab Exercises and Prolapse
It is often difficult to know how to strengthen the core in a safe way when dealing with prolapse.
In a previous article, in recognition of June being Prolapse Awareness Month, we discussed what prolapse is and the causes, along what to do if you think you have Prolapse.
The pelvic floor is the foundation of the core and when we engage it in movement such as the ones in the video below, we can really increase the level of core engagement. The pelvic floor works in synergy with the breath and is an incredibly important part of the body that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
The pelvic floor is responsible for your continence, plays a role in pelvic and spinal control and stability, in your sexual response, and is responsible for supporting your internal organs (bladder, uterus, and rectum).
Prolapse can occur with the bladder, the uterus and/or the rectum.
Types of Prolapse
Bladder Prolapse - also called Cystocele or Anterior Wall Prolapse, this occurs when the bladder shifts out of its optimal position and bulges into the anterior wall of the vagina.
Uterine Prolapse- also called Uterine Descensus, this occurs when the uterus descends into the vagina.
Rectum Prolapse - the rectum can bulge into the posterior wall of the vagina which is called a Rectocele or a Posterior Wall Prolapse. The rectum can also bulge out the anus which is called a rectal prolapse.
Enterocele - this occurs when the intestines start to descend into the lower pelvic cavity and can create a bulge at the top part of the vagina.
Vaginal Vault Prolapse - this occurs when the upper part of the vagina sags into the lower vagina. It is very common after a hysterectomy.
In the following video, we will be targeting your core and abs. It will be prolapse safe, pelvic floor friendly, and everything you need to fire up your core without feeling vulnerable or feeling like it is going to exacerbate any sort of symptoms.
Kim Vopni, Vagina Coach
Thank you so much for watching! I use fitness and movement to help women and vagina owners prevent and overcome pelvic floor challenges like incontinence and organ prolapse. I also help people in pregnancy, motherhood and menopause!
On my YouTube Channel, you can find several videos pertaining to Prolapse such as -
• Do I have Pelvic Organ Prolapse What do My Symptoms mean?
• What exercise are safe for Prolapse?
• The Core Breath
• Resistance Training
• Lifting Weights with Prolapse…and many more
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