Over recent years the domestic rate of cesarean section has declined, but a quite few pregnant women are still have misunderstandings that “cesarean section is safer and will not cause vaginal relaxation” or “the body will not be out of shape after the cesarean section”, etc. These misconceptions have affected the delivery methods and postpartum recovery of pregnant women. Many new mothers believe that “I had a cesarean section, so pelvic floor rehabilitation has nothing to do with me. Only mothers with natural childbirth need pelvic floor rehabilitation.”

Studies have shown that early normal delivery and cesarean section have no significant differences in the incidence of uterine prolapse and urinary incontinence. Therefore, having a cesarean section cannot avoid the pelvic floor dysfunction.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is essential

During pregnancy, the pregnant woman’s uterus gradually enlarges. Weight gain, coupled with the effects of progesterone, will cause damage to the pelvic floor. In order to adapt to the uplift of the pregnant belly, the spine curvature of the pregnant woman will have some changes that the lumbar spine protrudes forward, and the centre of gravity of the human body is directed from the lumbosacral to the pelvic floor, causing damage to the structure and function of the pelvic floor. In clinical practice, perineal ultrasound examinations have revealed that even women undergoing cesarean section will have levator ani defects. Therefore, whether a mother-to-be is about to do vaginal delivery or cesarean section, the process of pregnancy and childbirth cause damage to pelvic floor function in itself.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Spot-Check monitor for pelvic floor rehabilitation

Heal Force HF3000 Spot-Check Monitor helps postpartum mothers restore pelvic floor function as soon as possible. It converts physiological activities that the human body does not recognize (such as pelvic floor muscle contraction) into recognizable sound, light and images, etc., to guide users to learn and exercise pelvic floor muscle contraction based on these signals.

HF 3000 Spot-Check Monitor
HF 3000 Spot-Check Monitor

HF 3000 Spot-Check Monitor features functions of standard EMG and pressure detection with free selection, flexibly adjusting the sensitivity according to the patient’s condition. The RMS calculation method reduces abnormal interference signals and sets planned rehabilitation programs, which is convenient for doctors to operate.

Whether it is a normal delivery or a cesarean section, if mothers have coughing, vaginal relaxation, leaking urine, frequent and urgent urination, etc., they should seek the help of a doctor in time. A pelvic floor check can be performed 42 days after delivery, so seize the opportunity for rehabilitation.

Key points of pelvic floor rehabilitation:

  1. 42 days postpartum is the golden period to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction.
  2. Within 1 year after delivery, it is a critical period for the recovery of pelvic floor muscle function.
  3. With the help of an 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.
  1. Carry out targeted training according to the individual situation: On the basis of the individual’s different symptoms, pelvic floor muscle injury and the pelvic floor electromyography data values collected by the application equipment, professional guidance training is carried out under the doctors in a regular hospital.

A warm reminder: postpartum mothers should understand the importance of postpartum rehabilitation, get out of the misunderstanding that “pelvic floor rehabilitation has nothing to do with women undergoing cesarean section”, and perform pelvic floor examinations after childbirth to promote physical recovery and welcome a healthy life.

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