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    Default How long to kegels take to work? And do they work?

    This is a bit embarrassing, but I've learnt a lot of things are in pregnancy! Haha! I think I have a weak pelvic floor. No nice way to put this, basically I seem to have a teeny urine problem. (I googled it and it freaked me out because people were talking about amniotic fluid, but I checked, it's wee). Not enough to even really need anything, but still not thrilled about it.
    I'm just past 17 weeks and didn't think it would be a problem yet!
    I don't have a decent doctor I can run this past but have just started doing kegels. Do they work? And if so how long does it take?
    There's a local physio that has 'pelvic floor health' on their window as one of their specialties but I'm thinking I'll just try doing it myself first.
    Has anyone had luck with these? (First pregnancy).

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    I've never had it early in pregnancy but have had that wee issue late pregnancy and mainly in early post partum.

    Kegels take a while to work. Id see a physio to see if there is a structural issue vs just pregnancy.

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    Hmmm... okay thanks. I googled it and it can happen, but I don't think I've ever had particularly strong pelvic muscles. It seems to run in my family too. So you can go straight to a physio for that sort of thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violet85 View Post
    Hmmm... okay thanks. I googled it and it can happen, but I don't think I've ever had particularly strong pelvic muscles. It seems to run in my family too. So you can go straight to a physio for that sort of thing?
    Yes. Your hospital will have a women's health physio. When I had my midwife interview at 22wks they brought incontinence up and asked if I had any issues. Or you can see one privately if you want it addressed quickly.

    If it's happening now it will get a lot worse in 20wks.

    Yoga, Pilates and core muscle workouts will help strengthen your pelvic floor.

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    Thank you!! I might go to the one next door to work just to get an idea and go from there. I don't have my 22 week scan until October. Some days it's okay and some days it's not so good. I might call them and ask how much they cost. Thanks!

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