Top 5 things I Can Do Now I Have Strengthened My Pelvic Floor
Harriet Foulkes-Arnold, 34 from Shrivenham, suffered from leaks after having her first baby and found it had a huge impact on her confidence and the way she lived her life. She admits to “having to do a recce of where the toilets were whenever out and about” and was unable to go for a run, something she had previously enjoyed doing.
The stress placed on the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the pelvic floor, causing leaking of urine. Harriet says: “I used INNOVO® to strengthen my pelvic floor after the birth of my daughter, and now I can do so many things I was unable to do due to leaks”.
I can compete in a 10k run without having to stop for the toilet
Running is something I always enjoyed before suffering with leaks and I was keen to get back to it after having my baby to try and help shift the baby weight, but I felt too nervous because of the constant dread of leaking. Now I can run every day and even take part in the high impact sports I used to enjoy before I was pregnant.
I can bounce up and down on a trampoline with my toddler
This is something I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing when suffering from leaks. Even running around after my toddler was a struggle and I constantly felt anxious. Now I can play with her on the trampoline; I love being a Mum and finally feel free to enjoy it.
I can sneeze without feeling embarrassed
With a weak pelvic floor, even everyday moments caused me worry and anxiety – and sneezing isn’t something you can avoid! I now no longer have to scan for the nearest toilet or plan my day around toilet stops.
Sleep through the night without having to get up every few hours
As a new mum, you’re exhausted as it is, and you become accustomed to getting up regularly during the night for feeds etc. Adding to this with regular trips to the toilet made me feel even more tired and meant I couldn’t fully enjoy the day with my daughter.
Go swimming without feeling worried
Swimming is not only great exercise but is also a lovely activity to take part in with my daughter. When suffering with leaks, it’s not something I would have been able to do due to worry and embarrassment.
INNOVO®’s clinically proven, non-invasive Pelvic Floor Exerciser restores and strengthens your all-important pelvic floor, helping you regain control and get your confidence back. And unlike other pelvic floor devices, INNOVO® uses no internal probes; just a gentle stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles via painless conductive gel pads attached to the buttocks and thighs.
INNOVO® can be used in the comfort and privacy of your home, and is effective in both women and men of any age, with over 93% of users seeing a significant improvement in just 4 weeks*.
To find out more about how INNOVO® may help you to overcome bladder leaks, whether a result of stress incontinence (laughing, coughing, sneezing) or urge incontinence (a constant and urgent need to use the loo), visit www.restorethefloor.com
Watch Harriet talk in more detail about her experience using INNOVO®.
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Author – Tori Bishop, Innovo