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January 16th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Do you do them? I hate doing it.
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January 16th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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I hope not too important bc I don't do them. I did for a llittle bit with DD
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January 16th, 2013, 04:47 PM
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I don't mind doing them. I've been trying to do them more now, but did them occasionally before I got pregnant for various reasons. I don't know how important they are to pregnancy, though.
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January 16th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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I do them when I think about it. I'm not a huge fan, either.
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January 16th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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I think they are good for control when you get pee leakage issues and are GREAT for postpartum. I don't see a big need to do a ton of them before birth though. Some of the "programs" are out of control, like you need to spend 10 minutes a day doing kegels. Not for me!
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January 16th, 2013, 07:10 PM
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I don't know how important they are exactly but I am doing them more this pregnancy. I didn't do them a lot with my 1st and I tinkle in my panties when I cough hard or sneeze when NOT pregnant.
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January 16th, 2013, 07:27 PM
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^"tinkle in my panties"....heehee.

I haven't started doing them yet. Last pregnancy, I did them whenever I was in the car. I just couldn't remember to do them any other time. Plus they are super annoying to do, and they are tiring!! I didn't do them at all post-pregnancy. No tinkle in my panties yet!
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January 16th, 2013, 07:38 PM
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^"tinkle in my panties"....heehee.

I haven't started doing them yet. Last pregnancy, I did them whenever I was in the car. I just couldn't remember to do them any other time. Plus they are super annoying to do, and they are tiring!! I didn't do them at all post-pregnancy. No tinkle in my panties yet!
Oh Karen...if it weren't for the fact I love you and we are family...I'd dislike you. 1st-no nausea, no vomiting, no energy loss, have a cute baby bump and NOW no tinkle in the panties. Grr!! Haha!!!
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January 16th, 2013, 10:11 PM
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The purpose for kegals during pregnancy is to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles...which aid you in pushing. Also they help prevent issues like peeing when sneezing or puking. (And while they do say that after having a baby everything tightens on its own back to normal...thats cant be true lol seriously you pushed a kid out of your hooha) And haha I am told guys notice things feel tighter if ya do kegals regularly
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January 17th, 2013, 05:28 AM
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Oh Karen...if it weren't for the fact I love you and we are family...I'd dislike you. 1st-no nausea, no vomiting, no energy loss, have a cute baby bump and NOW no tinkle in the panties. Grr!! Haha!!!
But...but....but you know who's in your belly and I don't! Hurry up, gender reveal party!!!


Does it help to know that Calvin broke my vagina and it will never look the same? I suppose that's true for anyone that has pushed out a kid though. Not that I stare at my crotch all the time or anything.
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January 17th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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Careful on the kegels. It's actually a bad thing to over-strengthen them, and kegels are only really necessary if they're really stretched and weakened (like right AFTER childbirth, vs. beforehand.) Squats are better for over-all strengthening of the pelvic floor.
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January 17th, 2013, 09:11 AM
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I did them after DD but not before. it seemed to help with that "i feel like my insides are falling out" feeling. But I never really saw a reason to do them before. As the previous poster mentioned squats are great for the pelvic floor and for the last couple of months before the birth I did plenty of those
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