I have a rectocele and did pilates yesterday. I noticed that it got worse and was wondering if pilates isn’t a good option for me?

I have cautioned on pilates in the past. It is a great form of exercise as long as you are aware of your limits. Absolutely anything that causes any intra-abdominal pressure to force your pelvic floor down is a NO-NO. For example, any double leg lift or lower is out. All plank exercises are okay, because these recruit your TA and force pressure up under your ribs. Also, as you do the exercises, be sure that you are breathing throughout the exercise and not holding your breath.

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