One of the important tasks in managing labor is the protection of perineum. An important variable affecting this outcome is maternal pushing during the second stage of labor. This study was done to investigate the effect of breathing technique on perineal damage extention in laboring Iranian women. This randomized clinical trial was performed on nulliparous pregnant women who had reached full-term pregnancy, had low risk pregnancy, and were candidates for vaginal delivery in two following groups: using breathing techniques case group and valsalva maneuver control group. In the control group, pushing was done with holding the breath.
Your breath is an essential aspect of your orgasm. As discussed in my pelvic floor essay , your muscles tense up around your sexual climax and then release. While a certain amount of tension is necessary to experience an orgasm, relaxing these muscles brings a whole new sensation. Have you ever felt sinus pressure, ringing in your ears, or just general pressure in your head after an orgasm? I sure have. This phenomenon occurs when you hold your breath and tense your muscles to experience an orgasm.
You always want to be completely in control of your movements, and going slowly and carefully makes this much easier. Breathing calmly helps with this hugely. Exactly the same attitude should be applied to your Kegel exercises , and effective breathing can make the Kegels much easier to perform. This is diaphragmatic breathing. One of the most important aspects of effective breathing is to make full use of your diaphragm.
Did you know you can kegel your way to a stronger core? The pelvic floor is the foundation of the core and it needs exercise just like any other muscle in your body. Working the core from the inside out will build a stronger foundation to allow for progressively challenging exercise. You may actually be doing more harm than good by undertaking exercise that is too intense and that creates more intra-abdominal pressure than your pelvic floor can handle!