Pauline Fétu

Pregnancy and labour may have weakened your pelvic floor and your abdominal muscles. Let's work on it together !

The perineum is a set of muscles from the pubis to the base of the spine. Having the form of a hammock, it is the floor that supports the abdominal organs: the bladder, the uterus, the intestine and the rectum.

Throughout pregnancy, the perineum supported the weight of the baby, the amniotic liquid and the placenta. Thereby, this hammock became more and more distended until the moment of the delivery where it was widely open to let the baby through.

With an increased pressure all along the pregnancy and childbirth, the perineum has lost a good part of its tonicity and can no longer assume its role of support and maintenance of the organs in the pelvis. The purpose of rehabilitation is to teach the woman to tone this set of muscles in order to prevent possible complications such as urinary leaks, pain during sexual intercourse or even prolapse.

Getting to know the perineum better also means learning how to protect it and preserving quality of life in the future !

The best period for pelvic floor rehabilitation is about 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. But if necessary, it can be done at any time of life.

I use the CMP method along with breathing exercises and postures for abdominal exercises.

CMP is a French manual technique of educational reeducation, which, thanks to the visualisation of images, allows the patient to work autonomously in each area of the perineum, deep and superficial. Thus, the patient learns to become aware of her perineum, to know it and to control it in order to maintain its tonicity.

Each session lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. A first session is necessary to evaluate the perineum. Then, depending on the initial situation, the possible symptoms, and the personal work of the patient, an individual program can be put in place.