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To Kegel or Not to Kegel: An article by Liz Miracle, PT

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I’d love to address the confusion and concern about the safety and efficacy of “kegels” and pelvic floor exercise during pregnancy, so I am sharing the post below from Miracle Physical Therapy to explain how they practice and what the evidence says in terms of how to handle the pelvic floor in pregnancy (and beyond). There are definitely differing opinions out there, but what they practice is aligned with the current evidence and the consensus from the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health.

I hope this will be a resource to which to refer those with questions, or a conversation starter for those who hadn’t thought about it!




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