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Midwives advise re-education of the pelvic floor postpartum


The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that are located at the base of the pelvis and that support the bladder, large intestine, and uterus. A good pelvic floor prevents tears during labor, ensures a quick recovery after the baby is born and reduces the chances of urinary incontinence.

In the postpartum, midwives recommend to women the re-education of the pelvic floor, and activities that allow them to return to normal.

However, many times new mothers find it difficult to leave their babies to be able to go to care centers to re-educate the pelvic floor, either because they breastfeed on demand or because they have no one to leave them with, That is why little by little centers are being created where babies are welcome.

I would recommend as a midwife and pediatric nurse, but above all as a mother, those activities led by professionals specialized in women in which the baby is includedLet us remember that the puerperium is a period in which a woman's body is very vulnerable. This allows the bond between them to be strengthened, not to interfere with breastfeeding, the mother is calmer by not separating from her son or daughter and they can exchange doubts, fears and joys with other mothers.

In these centers, pregnant women are also generally cared for, working from the physical field, through different activities like Pilates, oriental dance or yoga; from the rehabilitation and reeducation of the pelvic floor, and from the psychology, the support on the part of other mothers in groups of upbringing or lactation.

After several years working with women and children, and especially after being a mother, I miss a center like this in each neighborhood or district, accessible to every new mother, where both she and her baby can receive comprehensive care.

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