Nobody knows your body better than you. Every woman’s body is different, so it is your responsibility to learn what works for you and what doesn’t. Take the time to learn what makes you feel healthy, energetic, and strong. What foods, what exercises, what activities will help you feel good? It will be different for all of us, but developing a confidence in your own ability to take control is the final step in pelvic floor rehab.
You can develop this confidence by 1) Reading more of my blog entries, and asking questions to help you better understand; 2) Self exploration of your own anatomy to truly understand the anatomy you are seeing in books and on the internet; 3) Trying different exercises and deciding for yourself which ones you feel the most and which ones have a positive effect on your pelvic floor symptoms; 4) Staying consistent with what works. If you are consistent, it is easy to identify the variable that may be responsible for a temporary increase in symptoms at any given time.
With this recipe for success you are setting yourself up for a great feeling of control. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you understand your body. I want to close this blog with a couple links that highlight women who have found this understanding. You can feel the strength and the energy from these women. Take the time to click on the links below and fast forward to the comments following these blogs as great examples.