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Ask a Question. Trying to conceive, can I wear Smart Balls during this time?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on February 25, 2016

I see you don't recommend the weights during pregnancy, is there any harm until you actually find out you're pregnant?


Hi, I am interested in your pelvic floor weights but was wanting some recommendations. 
I am 26 years old, have not had children, currently trying to conceive.

I have not experienced any bladder weakness, but Im keen to maintain or build stronger pelvic floor. I do pilates classes 1-2x a week, started 6-8 months ago. (Not sure if bladder weakness/prolapse is hereditary but Mum Mother and Nana have great trouble with this).
I see you don't recommend the weights during pregnancy, is there any harm until you actually find out your pregnant?

Pelvic Floor Answers

It is completely fine to keep using the Smart Balls whilst you are trying to conceive and until you know you are pregnant. Smart Balls are simply a muscle training system and do not interfere with the process of conception. Women with stronger pelvic floor muscles do often notice an increase in sexual sensation, as do their partners which is a good thing when you are trying to conceive.

Most manufacturers are extra cautious about pregnancy which is why they don't recommend use during this time.. The better shape your pelvic floors are in before you are carrying much baby weight, the less likely you are to have bladder weakness or other difficulties such as prolapse. Pilates is also an excellent way of maintaining good pelvic floor muscles, so the combination will be excellent.

Pregnancy is one of the primary causes of bladder weakness as the change in hormones in preparation for childbirth combined with the constant and growing weight of the baby makes it difficult to maintain good pelvic floors throughout pregnancy. Weak pelvic floor muscles can also be inherited, however you can rectify this.

The Natratone is safe to use throughout your pregnancy as well as before and after, so this could be a good option for you. It is far easier to do the work before you are pregnant and then maintain throughout the pregnancy than it is to try to recover your pelvic floor strength after giving birth.

Ask a Question. Will daily exercises or Smart Balls make the prolapse worse?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on February 20, 2016

Start your pelvic floor exercises with Smart Balls Uno the single ball - its easier to use
If you were diagnosed with a mini prolapse it would be unusual for it to be becoming significantly worse while you are doing kegel exercises

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Ask a Question. What help is there for my teenager with bladder control issues?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on February 04, 2016

Natratone is an effective way to identify where your PC muscles are
Bladder weakness can be an inherited issue, and is often a factor for young women with incontinence - though many women never know this as it is a topic not often talked about openly in families.

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Ask a Question. Menopause is weakening my pelvic floors should I use Smart Balls or Natratone?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on February 04, 2016

Common symptoms of Menopause
During menopause, the change in hormones frequently result in the softening of the pelvic floor muscles

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Ask a Question. I have a Severe Prolapse which pelvic floor product should I use?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on January 12, 2016

Natratone for stronger pelvic floor muscles
Any work you can do to improve pelvic floor strength will support the decisions you make regarding treatment options.

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Ask a Question. I am looking to improve weak pelvic floor muscles after traumatic birth, what should help?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on January 07, 2016

I had a traumatic birth and now it looks like my insides are falling!


Im looking for suitable stuff to improve my very weak pelvic floor muscles. Down here, it looks like inside (tissue/flesh) is coming out or falling out of the opening vagina after a traumatic birth with my 7 year old.. I assume its because of my weak pelvic floor will smart balls or whatever help?

Pelvic Floor Answers

It is possible that you have a pelvic organ prolapse and I would recommend getting checked out by your GP. If the prolapse is serious, they can also refer you to a women's health physio, a service provided through hospitals, they can teach you some techniques to help as well and may refer you to a specialist.
A prolapse is a very common outcome of a difficult birth, where the uterus or one of the organs such as the bladder are pushing on the wall of the vagina and sometimes forcing it out of the vaginal opening.
While you cannot reverse a prolapse through stronger pelvic floor muscles, you may be able to make some improvements in bladder control and improved blood flow and sensation to the area. Should you require surgery, we recommend working on your pelvic floor exercises to help with recovery.

It is likely you will have difficulty inserting and holding the Smart Balls in place and  we would recommend using the Natratone instead, ideally more frequently and for a longer period of time than the minimum recommended. for example start initially using the Natratone 2x 3 days per week and increase to daily for 3-5 months.

We definitely recommend seeking professional advice as a range of treatment are likely to give you the best outcomes

Ask a Question. Can Smart Balls help a prolapsed uterus to go away?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on January 04, 2016

A prolapsed uterus is generally a situation that does not 'go away' as the uterus is out of position and pushes into the vaginal wall.

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Ask a Question. 22 weeks pregnant and pelvic floors getting worse by the

By Pelvic Floor Health
on October 12, 2015

Are you able to start using any of your products during pregnancy and is there any point?

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Ask a Question. What are Smart Balls made of?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on September 23, 2015

Are all smart balls products made with silicone. I break out in a rash over my entire body if I use silicone.

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Ask a Question. Can I use Smart Balls with a total Uterine Prolapse?

By Pelvic Floor Health
on September 16, 2015

Smart Balls are not usually suitable for a severe prolapse as many women do not have sufficient room to insert the Smart Ball, which sit up high in the vagina.

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