I posted a little about this on my Instagram yesterday, but I feel so strongly about women strengthening their pelvic floor. I can't tell you how often women I coached would complain about incontinence, and peeing a bit whenever they laughed, sneezed, exercised, etc. I know this is such an embarrassing subject (and I feel weird writing about it ha), but it's an extremely common issue with women, especially after giving birth. The pelvic floor muscles are weakened during pregnancy and labour, which can result in diastasis recti, hip pain, problems lifting weights and like I said, incontinence.
A lot of women struggle with these issues after giving birth, but no one talks about it because it's awkward and embarrassing. I get it. But taking care of those internal muscles are so incredibly important!
During my pregnancy, I did some research on the pelvic floor, and immediately started incorporating some strengthening exercises into my daily routine. Postpartum, I haven't had any issues with pelvic pain, ab separation, or incontinence. I strongly believe this is because of work I put into keeping my pelvic floor muscles strong.
I've posted some of the exercises here, here, and here. Dana, from activewithd, focuses on this topic and is a great resource. If this is something you, or anyone you know, is struggling with, I would recommend going to see a physical therapist and having them work with you to fix any issues!