The tightening of the muscles of the pelvis reduces labor time.
It is not true that strengthening the pelvic muscles during childbirth harm, quite the contrary, researchers in this study encouraged the training during pregnancy.
Specialists believe that strengthening the pelvic muscles helps prevent urinary incontinence (urine leakage) and also favors the last mile of delivery, preventing it extends for more than an hour.
To carry out this research, involving 301 pregnant women, the
148 which made the exercises and the rest served as control group. The practices took place between 20 and 36 weeks of gestation and were taken every seven days during a period of sixty minutes.
The exercises were supervised by a physiotherapist and were intended to tighten the pelvic area and prevent urinary incontinence.