With the pregnancy effect and ageing, pelvic floor health issues have attracted more and more attention from mothers. Although many mothers earnestly understand the relevant knowledge and actively participate in pelvic floor rehabilitation, they always encounter some problems and do not understand. Here is some of the basic knowledge regarding pelvic floor rehabilitation for postpartum moms.
What are the signs of a problem with the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor muscles become loose and weak, and urine control becomes difficult. Especially when the abdominal pressure increases, such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, and climbing stairs, urine flows out involuntarily, sometimes accompanied by frequent urination.
Weak pelvic floor muscles give the pelvic organs a chance to sags, such as uterine prolapse and vaginal wall bulge. The more relaxed the pelvic floor muscles, the greater the risk of pelvic organ prolapse.
Is pelvic floor rehabilitation recommended?
Many think that the vagina becomes loose because the fetus expands the vagina. This is wrong. Because during pregnancy, especially the third trimester, the physical state of pregnant women will naturally prepare for the birth of a baby. A relaxin is secreted, which relaxes the pelvic ligaments. The relaxin peaks before and after delivery, and gradually decreases after delivery. Then the body gradually returns to a firm state.
For cesarean section, relaxin will play a protective role on the pelvic floor after delivery, but as relaxin gradually declines, this protective effect will gradually disappear. After the initial cesarean section, there will be a series of problems, such as separation of the rectus abdominis, pubic pain, pelvic instability, urine leakage during pregnancy, pelvic floor relaxation, and decreased pelvic floor muscle strength. Therefore, pelvic floor rehabilitation is recommended after cesarean section.
Can pelvic floor rehabilitation be done with uterine fibroids?
It can be done if the uterine fibroids have not reached the indications for surgery. During pelvic floor rehabilitation training, attention should be paid to the follow-up of uterine fibroids. There is no need for surgery for asymptomatic uterine fibroids, but it is recommended to follow up once every 3-6 months. The focus of follow-up is on the size of the fibroids and whether symptoms appear.
What is the plan for cystocele?
For patients whose cystocele does not meet the indications for surgical rehabilitation training, a plan for organ prolapse is recommended based on the results of the pelvic floor muscle assessment, with a stimulation frequency of 30 Hz. After the cystocele, the hand muscle strength measurement is combined with the Glazer assessment. If there is the excessive activity of the pelvic floor muscles and decreased muscle strength, first use low-frequency (over-activity) electrical stimulation + relaxation rehabilitation training, and then high-frequency (relaxation) electrical stimulation + Kegel training.
Heal Force HF3000 EMG Biofeedback Instrument
Faced with a variety of pelvic floor rehabilitation problems, Heal Force launched the HF3000 electromyographic biofeedback instrument, which can use simulated sound signals or visual signals to feedback and prompt normal and abnormal pelvic floor muscle activity states, helping patients or doctors understand pelvic floor exercises correctness, so as to achieve an effective pelvic floor exercise effect. It is used for pelvic floor dysfunction diseases, postpartum pelvic floor rehabilitation and auxiliary rehabilitation of neurological rehabilitation. The product has two software solutions for pelvic floor rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation, which can meet the diverse needs of different mothers.
Summary of the essentials of pelvic floor rehabilitation
- 42 days postpartum is the golden period to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction.
- One year after delivery is a critical period for the recovery of pelvic floor muscle function.
- Use the instrument to feel and learn to contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles.
- Learn to recognize and control pelvic floor muscles consciously, and master the correct method of pelvic floor muscle contraction.