The pelvic floor is not just a 3-layer muscle, that closes your pelvic
from the bottom, but it also consists of connective tissue structures and ligaments. Your abdominal organs such as uterus,
bladder and intestine are kept in the pelvic. The pelvic floor holds a lot, closes and loosens and that for a whole life.
During pregnancy, the pelvic organs are displaced by the growing uterus, the ligaments are maximally stretched during childbirth. So the pelvic floor must do a lot during pregnancy and at birth.
After the birth of your child, the ligaments are overstretched and the supporting tissue is unstable. Shortly after birth, you may not feel your pelvic floor or you may feel uncomfortable pressure or even pain in everyday stress.
It takes a few months for your pelvic floor to return to its original state. It is important to negatively burden the pelvic floor as little as possible, so that the recovery process is faster and better.
If you wear your child in a baby carrier, you will protect your pelvic floor. In a good carrier / wrap, your child sits close to your
body so you do not have to go into a balancing posture. If you wear your child in front of the belly or on the back with a carrier, that distributes the weight evenly on both shoulders, the
pressure in the abdominal area does not increase.
Avoid wearing your child on your hip, because only one side is loaded and this puts strain on your pelvic floor.
While babywearing, your abdominal and back muscles become stronger. Increase the wearing time slowly. Pay attention to what is good for you.
These Huckepack baby carriers are suitable for newborns and support your pelvic floor:
What you should pay attention to when buying a carrier? Read also our blog post on "Which baby carrier to choose for a newborn".