The condition of the pelvic floor muscles and the deep abdominal muscles affect a person’s sex life in many ways. The nerves may have been affected by an operation, scar tissue, or some other damage, and also the sense of touch may have been affected. A lack of proper control in the pelvic floor area, or constant tension there, can affect how we feel.
Exercising the pelvic floor muscles prevents urinary incontinence and improves circulation in the pelvic floor area, boosting metabolism and supporting speedy recovery. You can try to compress the lower belly gently in order to activate the deep abdominal muscles soon after childbirth.
I had two children in quick succession. I have always exercised a lot, but did not really train between my two pregnancies. When I went back to training after having given birth to my youngest child, the difference between then and the time before the pregnancies, was huge! I felt that I could not trust my core.
After my second childbirth, I felt that “something” had happened in my abdominal muscles and the core, for which reason I had to learn to do several exercises again from the beginning and to re-establish my balance and coordination. For example, lunges were very challenging at the beginning.
A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. The body does not necessarily return to its previous state automatically after childbirth, as pregnancy and childbirth usually leave their marks. It can also take time for the woman to become accustomed to her new life situation.