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Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
Start doing kegel exercises now-they will help make labor and delivery easier. They also help stop the leaking of late pregnancy and after delivery.

Here is a Kegel Exercise Log that can help you keep track.
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mommy_a responded:
So I never managed to figure out how to do kegels without contracting the abdominal muscles (which you're not supposed to do, esp in pregnancy)
Any tips to help out a non-kegel-er?


- Annie, 14 weeks, Due Sept 21st 2010, first baby
cleoking1305 replied to mommy_a's response:
Act like you're holding in your pee. Or, if you are open minded, there are products out there to help you "work out" your vaginal muscles! They helped me. One brand named weight is called a Femtone. They are expensive, but you could keep shopping around on the internet or go to a local adult store for cheaper ones. These weights definitely helped me do kegels and to be honest they helped tighten those muscles down there for sex! I hope this helps you.
Shauntrell replied to cleoking1305's response:
Wow are you for real. I think I am going to look up Femtone. LOL

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