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anyone been concerned that thier kegels muscels

arent strong enough to push a baby out? i'm really worried about this cause i don't wat to have a c-section and i have been working on them throughout my pregnancy but they don't seem to be any stronger. did you have wk muscels and still deliver a baby ok?

also any comfortable sex positions? i'm 31 wks along


Asked by melody77 at 1:36 PM on Sep. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • ^^^That's me, sorry didn't mean to post anonymous.

    Answer by Emberbaby at 1:46 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • You will deliver fine!!!!! TRust me, some women have never done a Kegel is their lives and deliver like champs. Really the Kegel exersizes are to help with things after the birth. IF you work on them now, they halp support your bladder after delivery. Make sure that after delivery you start doing them again, this will help prevent incontinance. You are doing great and your will deliver fine! Only a few weeks to go!

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 1:41 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Your core muscles are the ones that help you push the baby out. The stronger the better off you will be. Your kegel muscles will help preventing incontinence and a more pleasurable sex life.
    Don't worry, the contractions help with pushing your baby out. Also, there is an herbal tea that helps strengthen your uterus. I took it staring at 36 weeks and at 39 weeks and 4 days went into labor after 30 minutes of pushing, out came my baby girl. Good Luck!

    As far as comfortable sex positions, PLEEEZE nothing is comfortable at that point, tolerable maybe but nothing is comfortable.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Agreed with the other moms that it's not your vaginal muscles that push your baby out, it's your abdominal muscles. And they are definitely strong enough. Doing your kegels really help prepare that area for the birth, and doing them afterwards helps a lot with recovery. But they aren't the muscles you push with.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 1:57 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Your uterus is the muscle that pushes the baby out. *YOU* don't have to do it, it's not like you're trying to push.
    Your body is designed to do it whether you're helping or not. Although, instinctively, we can work with it and go with the flow.
    Don't worry that anything is in shape or not. That's what Braxton Hicks are for! ;-)

    Answer by doulala at 4:16 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • BTW, you shouldn't be worrying a cesarean.

    Here is some Kegal info, in case anyone is wondering. ;-)

    And here.


    Answer by doulala at 4:22 PM on Sep. 3, 2009