Have you started doing kegals after the repair?

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Hi ladies,

I'm now four weeks after a posterior wall repair. My surgeon was not too fussed about when should I start doing kegals? Just wondering when do you guys start doing it after the operation?

And anything else that we should do to keep the pelvic muscles strong?

Thank you

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    HI Lululucky

    Sadly, many Surgeons only believe in surgery! When you feel able to start to, this is usually the 6-week mark, it is essential you start to strengthen up your pelvic floor. You have a 1:3 chance of prolapsing again and you need to make sure you strengthen up as soon as possible.

    Top tips -

    * Watch your weight - 10% reduction in body weight reduces pressure on pelvic floor by 50%

    * Pelvic floor exercise and supplement with Vit D£

    * Correct your posture, sit up straight, BBC (bum at the back of the chair)

    * Low impact exercise only, no sit ups, no planks, avoid running!

    * Buy a toilet stool if you suffer constipation, you must avoid straining.

    Hope this helps, maybe tell your Surgeon if he/she wants his surgery to last a lifetime he/she should suggest pelvic floor exercises so you don’t have to come back again and again!

    Hope this helps!

    S

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