One of the questions I often get asked is will my pelvic floor muscles help me get through labour. The answer is yes! and for a couple of reasons.
1.If you have an increased awareness and strength of your pelvic floor muscles which only comes through practice you can learn to turn the muscles on and off. It is really important to be able to switch your pelvic floor muscle off and be able to relax as you’re going through 2nd stage of labour. If you have more awareness of the muscles this becomes easier.