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Show Me Your #KegelFace

This post is brought to you by PeriCoach. Any opinions are the writer’s own and not intended as medical advice.

I wrote about PeriCoach a few months ago, and it got a big reaction on my Facebook wall. The company had a clever video on YouTube that’s hilarious. My friends really enjoyed it, which you don’t usually hear about devices for urinary incontinence.

Now PeriCoach is back with a brand new video. You can watch it here.

​Kegel face is the face you make when you are doing your pelvic floor exercises. My secret is my kegel face looks just like my regular face. I’ve kegel-ed everywhere from theme parks to airplanes.

Just for fun, though, here’s my #KegelFace I’ve been sharing on social media.

#kegelface

Looks like Wonder Woman is also showing us her kegel face.

While it’s fun to joke, Kegel exercises are an important part of building strength in your pelvic floor muscles, a potential help for some types of urinary incontinence–UI for short. Bladder leakage can be embarrassing to talk about it, but millions of women in the US deal with it every day. One in three women will experience UI at some point in their lives, typically after childbirth and around menopause.

 

“We know that pelvic floor muscle training is very effective for reducing or eliminating urine leakage, but like any exercise program, women have to be inspired to take that first step and start a daily regimen of exercise to see results,” said Leslie M. Rickey, MD, Departments of Urology and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine.

“As physicians, we struggle with ensuring patient engagement with their pelvic floor health once they leave the office.  #Kegelface is a way for women to stay connected with these important exercises and also unites the millions suffering from bladder control issues.”

Cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration and available by prescription, PeriCoach, made by Australian company, Analytica, is designed to take the frustration out of a regular program of pelvic muscle floor training.  PeriCoach provides real-time feedback that is beamed to a smartphone so women and their clinicians can track progress. Yes, there’s an app for that!

As part of #Kegelface, PeriCoach will donate to the National Association for Continence and Voices for PFD (Pelvic Floor Disorders), part of the American Urogynecological Society (AUGS).

Take control of bladder leakage, and join me in posting our #Kegelface on social media to raise awareness during Bladder Health Week 2015!

 

Learn more about PeriCoach at www.pericoach.com.

 

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

Kristin

Monday 2nd of November 2015

This is wonderful, hilarious and timely. I know that I have joked about this issue with friends as a sign of our "age" and eventual decline. I think it is such a lovely way to bring humor to an often embarrassing issue.

Anne Parris

Monday 2nd of November 2015

Thanks, Kristen! I hope it helps someone who's too embarrassed to ask someone in real life, though I don't think women should be embarrassed at all. It happens!

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