Kegels

Ok, I know I'm supposed to be doing them...........I can barely remember to grab my reminder notes, let alone do those.


My question is though, how often/many are you supposed to be doing?  Is it like a "serious" regime that you should be doing 100/day or something like that? haha I'm totally clueless.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:35 am
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ugh they feel weird and i hate them!  i try and do them on my drive to and from work which is 40 minutes...if i remember.  i think i'll do like 25-50 during that time.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:09 am
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In one of the books that I'm reading, it suggests that you can do it for only 5 minutes a day and you should be able to 300 quick reps.  It also suggests other exercises, like holding it deeply and counting to 10 before releasing the muscle.  I forgot how many times you can do that, maybe another 5 minutes?

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:43 am
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I hate doing them. I know it sounds weird, but they are so uncomfortable to me... Like my stomach gets a funny feeling as if someone is pushing in my belly button. I know, so weird... but that is the only 'feeling' I can describe.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:01 am
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OMG 300 quick reps in 5 minutes?  Sweet lord, is there a beginner's work out?? haha

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:57 am
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I've heard this suggested before. Do them while you're at a stop sign or stop light while driving? Or do them during commercials while watching tv?

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:36 am
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I have always done them while I'm making tea/coffee - waiting for the kettle to boil is just long enough for me not to get bored and I do them several times a day that way!

Just as a warning ladies - my friend never did them and her son is now 4 and she leaks regularly - I'm very committed to doing mine because I refuse to wear adult diapers (and I don't care if they get lovely TV stars advertising Poise - I ain't using 'em!!)
Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm
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LOL @AuntTate re: the beginner's workout. Seriously!!! 


@Mar: I know exactly what you mean! I get the same feeling! 


@Canook: You have scared me straight :-) 

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm
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My thing is this...


how many millions and billions of people have given birth over the course of time without knowledge of "kegel exercises"...


I know that they can't hurt, but I think they feel weird!  I would rather work out in other ways.  :)  To each her own!

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm
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Posted on January 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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In our bradley class the first week they recommend 50x day...2nd week is 100xday. Its not hard so far! lol. It is hard to remember but its so simple and helpful for birth and after...

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 4:57 am
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agreed! I am scared straight after Canooknic's post! 

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 5:05 am
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Okay, I don't have the bellybutton feeling, but it does "tickle" when I do this, ahah! Not really fun either. I'm doing 10 and then I'm sick of it....

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 8:13 am
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NOOO!! Don't be scared dorkmeetsnerd!! I'm sure there are millions of women that never do any excercises and are absolutely fine, I just feel so sorry for my friend (she also went from water breaking to baby arriving in 2 hours so that may have contributed to it?? Maybe??)
I was never told how many to do every day, just to make sure I did some so sometimes it was 10, sometimes it's 100's (it all depends how many times I boil the kettle!! Lol)
Posted on January 21, 2013 at 8:51 am
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So you girls think that if I at least attempt to do some each day I'll be ok?


Weird question to add, and it's probably a stupid one, but does having sex help at all?

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

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