The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibers of the levator ani, the coccygeus muscle, and associated connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis. Like a hammock of muscles, supports your pelvic organs.
Current studies have shown that pregnancy and childbirth will have great damage to the pelvic floor muscle. In the process of pregnancy, the mothers’ pelvic floor muscles have been damaged to varying degrees. Abnormal conditions during pregnancy and childbirth such as excessive fetuses, amniotic fluid, weight gain during pregnancy, long labor, dystocia or vaginal delivery, etc., can also make the pelvic floor muscles more severely damaged. These injuries are considered to be the most direct cause of pelvic floor dysfunction in women.
Therefore, new moms are better to have a timely assessment of pelvic floor function in the early postpartum period (about 6 weeks).
Generally, for new moms to re-evaluate their pelvic floor function in 42 days postpartum. And within 100 days after delivery, it is the best period to repair the pelvic floor. It will increase the difficulty of pelvic floor muscle restore as the the time passed. If the pelvic floor muscles are not repaired, women will be prone to problems such as uterine prolapse, urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction and so on. Even if there is no problem, it is recommended that new moms should exercise pelvic floor rehabilitation in time to prevent pelvic floor muscle dysfunction diseases.