How to Work Out Your Pelvic Floor After Birth

Pelvic floor therapist Lindsey Vestal tells us how to get our pelvic floor back in shape.

We often talk about strengthening our legs, abs and arms, but what about our pelvic floor? That’s right — down there. During pregnancy and birth, this sling-like group of muscles stretches and shifts around, which can leave us with uncomfortable, annoying and even painful symptoms — we’re talking about things like incontinence, groin pain and itching vulva. Strengthening your core can not only make you stronger everywhere, it will also provide the support that your organs need and even improve your sex life. That is why we met with Lindsey Vestal from Functional Pelvis — to tell us all about our pelvic floor and about how to whip our lady parts back in shape (hint: it’s so much more than just Kegels). Watch the video below.

Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis

Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis

CHARLENE PETITJEAN-BARKULIS is the managing editor of Well Rounded. She's a French expat, Brooklyn-based writer and mama to Arthur and Leon. Before settling in New York City with her family, Charlene lived in LA, Berkeley, and Baltimore and earned a degree in journalism from Columbia University. When she isn’t busy chasing after her big kiddo, nursing her little kiddo or writing about all things pregnancy and motherhood, she’s likely to soak in a bubble bath, eat an entire wheel of brie cheese or drink a crisp glass of Sancerre (sometimes, all three at the same time). Follow her on Instagram here.

Leave a Comment