Ep 1: Do trampolines make your “Lady Parts” happier?
I want to do more… And I want to do something that provides great value for my tribe.
I was recently interviewed by a podcaster and she told me” Isa you know what would be great? A ‘Dear-Abby’ column all about the lady parts.”…
…So I took her advice and I’ll be doing weekly Vlog and answering questions related to pelvic healing…
…“The Truth About Pelvic Healing Vblog” series (still working on the name) is all about unlocking the secret codes to stronger, happier lady parts, more freedom, and more pleasure.
Here is this week’s question From Brenda C:
“Are Kegels really a good exercise to do to help with bladder and rectal prolapse? Also, I would love to gently move on a mini trampoline. Would that be a bad idea for someone with prolapse?”
Welcome to the Pelvic Truth Series. Now, this is something new that I’m doing and I think it’s going to work really fantastically for all the superstar queens in my tribe. We are about to unlock the secret codes to stronger, happier lady parts, having more freedom and more pleasure. What I’ve decided to do is to answer one question a week, that I get tons of questions every week, and I’m going to answer a question and I’m going to provide some input.
This question comes from Brenda. “Are Kegels really a good exercise to do to help with bladder and rectal prolapse? Also, I love to gently move on a mini trampoline. Would that be a bad idea with someone with prolapse? I certainly don’t want to make it worse.” Now, here’s the thing. There are over 25 different types of Kegels, maybe even more. At least 25 that I prescribe in my program and to the women in my one-on-one coaching program. So Kegels, they have to be the right kind of Kegel. We have to remember that Kegels are medicine, and yes, they do work for women with prolapse, for women with leaking, for women with rectal prolapse, all right? But you have to figure out which kind you want to do and you have to do them with the breath, right? All Kegels are done with the exhalation breath. That’s really important right away, Brenda, that I want you to know. So yes, you have to get yourself on a program that actually works and you have to pick the Kegel that works for you.
Now, as far as being on the mini trampoline, if you are symptomatic when you do a particular exercise or a move, or when you’re lifting your kids or your grandchildren, your body is already talking to you. Your body is saying, “Hey, listen to me. Look what’s happening.” So if you’re doing an activity and it reproduces your pain, it reproduces your leaking, it reproduces your pressure, it makes your prolapse go deeper into the vagina, then that exercise is not for you and you have to modify it, because we cannot ignore the symptoms and the messages that our bodies are telling us. So yes, Kegels do work. The right Kegels have to be done, and monitor your activity, Brenda.
This is my first question and we’re going to continue to do this. I think it’s going to be pretty fantastic. If you want to hit reply and send me a message about this question, this is also amazing. Then I’ll see you next week when I do my next question, and I want to thank you for tuning into this, I think it’s a V-blog video. I’m getting all fancy now. Isa Herrera, I am your fearless leader.