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When you cough, sneeze or exercise, they automatically close the bladder outlet, preventing any urine loss.
When these muscles are weak, such as following childbirth or around the menopause, they may no longer be effective in closing the bladder outlet.
By training the pelvic floor muscles you can dramatically improve or prevent urinary incontinence a condition that studies suggest affects 1 in 4 women.
N.I.C.E guidelines state that following the birth of their first child all women should be showen how to perform pelvic floor strengthening correctly by a chartered physiotherapist.
It may take 3 to 6 months of regular muscle training to see good results and a strong pelvic floor will also improve your sex life.