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  #1  
June 5th, 2009, 12:34 PM
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Well do you? You should! Studies show that it can improve quality of life, comfort, help your girl bits stay youthfully fit longer, and more.
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come on ladies, get your heads out of that gutter! I'm talking about kegels

All kidding aside, I was at a birth today with a cervical prolapse. verything is ok, and it was anticipated so the midwife was prepared. It is not a huge issue or even close to as big a worry as uterine prolapse, but it can cause a meriad of issues and lead to worse things. It was really amazing to see, it was a first for me- seeing a cervix from the outside of a vagina.... But it really is a wake up call. Take care of your body, and do your kegels! You should do at least 30 long slow kegels per day, it takes about 5 minutes. Gradually tighten for 5 seconds, hold for 10, and gradually release for 5 more seconds. Do them at red lights for all I care, just do it!

If you want your body to take care of you you must take care of it.
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June 5th, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the reminder...I need reminders to do kegals everyday.
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June 5th, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for the reminder...I need reminders to do kegals everyday.

Me too I am horrible at remembering
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June 5th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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I am too! But after seeing her cervix flopping around I think it'll be easier to remember, at least for a few weeks.
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June 5th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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I always forget too
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June 5th, 2009, 03:30 PM
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I always forget how to do it... LOL...
If you're sitting down, and you 'thinkk' of squeezing those muscles...can you kind of feel it in your butt?? like your lifting something up? if that makes sense
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June 5th, 2009, 03:31 PM
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I dont get how you can do that many though... Maybe its just me? I go numb and cant feel what Im doing after about 10. And I do them ALL the time. Seriously.... So I dont get it.
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June 5th, 2009, 03:50 PM
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I should, but I can barely remember to eat some days, let alone do my kegels
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June 5th, 2009, 08:15 PM
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I too am horrible about remembering to do them! My sister's midwife actually gives out bright orange stickers (you know like the ones that say "SALE" on them in grocery stores) that have the word "KEGEL" printed on them...she yells her girls to stick it somewhere they'll see it each day to help remind them!

Ok so who's going to start posting the reminder each day? ...Just kidding!
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June 7th, 2009, 06:43 AM
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I'm doing mine right now I usually do a few a day, but not 30!
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June 7th, 2009, 07:10 AM
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Sarah- it is like any workout... you have to build up endurance!
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June 7th, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Sarah- it is like any workout... you have to build up endurance!

LOL I just figured with as much as I did do them that I would be able to do more...??? I dunno. Ill keep doing them though!
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June 7th, 2009, 08:01 PM
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I really don't care for them, I HATED doing them while pregnant, it was really uncomfortable for me. And I really didn't do them after I had Cadie....and I have major leaking issues when I sneeze, and I can't do anything like jumping rope, jumping jacks etc, which really makes me mad because they would be SUCH a good addition to my workouts.

So I have been getting back into them the past month and a half. There is a big difference, and once I get used to it, they are much easier now. I can sneeze without peeing, but I am not at being able to do jumping jacks yet.

thanks for the reminder. You do NOT want to be like me, believe me!
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June 8th, 2009, 11:40 AM
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I was really good with my last pregnancy and never had one problem. I have been lazy this time around and once in a while when I sneeze I have a tiny accident, so I have started to be better, hehe!
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June 9th, 2009, 07:39 AM
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Thanks for the reminder. I try to do them whenever i remember!
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June 9th, 2009, 08:20 AM
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I have a hard time remembering to do them when I'm pregnant, but I easily remember after the birth since I do sets of 20 everytime I nurse my baby. I never fail to remember since I have nothing else to do in the middle of the night.
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