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Kegel balls during pregnancy
Safe or not?

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#1 Princess Holly

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Just wondering if its safe to use kegel balls during pregnancy. My pelvic floor muscles are stuffed after having DD nearly 5 yrs ago. They were fine during and after birth but since then they've been getting increasingly bad. Has anyone used them during pregnancy?

#2 *RockTot*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

I've read on a couple of websites NOT to use them during pregnancy, only to start using then 6 weeks after birth.  Shame, because my PF seems to be getting much worse & I'd love to use them now to help strengthen them sad.gif
Maybe ask your midwife or OB?  (and if they say it's ok, please let me know lol!)

#3 BJBubbles

Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

NO idea on kegal balls,  but if you are worried or are having problems with your pelvic floor (during or after pregnancy), seek the help of a good physio who specialised in women's health/pelvic floor.  Your GP should be able to refer you to someone if you want them too, but you don't need a referral for a physio.

#4 Hedgoth

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

Seeking the advice of a women's health physio is a good idea original.gif

This web site/blog is also a good read :


Here she speaks about why she believes kegel exercises don't work


#5 mandala

Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:19 PM

I have had pelvic floor exercises while pregnant recommended very strongly, by three different pelvic floor specialists. I would want to confirm about using the balls, though - the relaxin during pregnancy might loosen things enough that the balls would be overloading and possibly overstretching. That doesn't mean you can't do the exercises in the meantime, though.

It's worth seeing a physio just to confirm that you're really doing them correctly. It's easy to get them wrong!

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