Pelvic Floor Health for Expectant and New Mums


This booklet talks about pelvic floor health and how it helps with bladder and bowel control, otherwise known as continence, as well as pelvic organ support and sexual function during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Pelvic floor muscles that work well reduce the risk of losing control of your bladder and bowel, particularly during pregnancy, and assists with faster
recovery after childbirth.

It covers:
- lifestyle habits to prevent or manage incontinence during pregnancy and after childbirth
- the role of your pelvic floor muscles and how to exercise them during pregnancy and after childbirth
- frequently asked questions on related topics.

This booklet also provides information on where to get help if you experience bladder or bowel control problems, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual pain.