5. Kegels Help With the Labor Process
“Some people think they need to be doing lots of Kegels during pregnancy and post-partum, as they think they help with delivery and make for strong pelvic floor muscles,” Marcy Crouch, PT, DPT, CLT, WCS and owner of Restorative Pelvic Physical Therapy, INC, tells Parentology. “Kegels are not the correct action during birth. During birth, pelvic floor muscles need to perform a healthy balance of relaxation, lengthening, and yes, contracting.”
6. Big Hips Are Childbearing Hips
This is one of the oldest and most inaccurate birthing myths. Several factors affect the ease of labor, but the size of a woman’s hips is not one of them.
So we know that hips DO lie, but what about a mother’s mighty mama bear will?