The perineum is a set of muscles from the pubis to the base of the spine. Having the form of a hammock, it is the floor that supports the abdominal organs: the bladder, the uterus, the intestine and the rectum.
Throughout pregnancy, the perineum supported the weight of the baby, the amniotic liquid and the placenta. Thereby, this hammock became more and more distended until the moment of the delivery by low way where it was widely opened to let the baby pass.
With an incresaed pressure all along the pregnancy and childbirth, the perineum has lost a good part of its tonicity and can no longer assume its role of support and maintenance of the organs in the pelvis. The purpose of rehabilitation is to teach the woman to tone this set of muscles in order to prevent possible complications such as urinary leaks, pain during sexual intercourse or even the descent of the organ (prolapse).
Getting to know her perineum better also means learning how to protect her and preserving her quality of life in the future!
The best period for pelvic floor rehabilitation is about 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. But if necessary, it can be done at any time of life.
At Baby & Me-London, Pauline, midwife, use the CMP method - Knowledge and Mastery of the Perineum.
It is a French manual technique of educational reeducation, which, thanks to the visualization of images, allows the patient to work autonomously in each area of the perineum, deep and superficial. Thus, she learns to become aware of her perineum, to know it and to control it in order to maintain its tonicity.
Each session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.
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