• Kegel Balls and Pregnancy

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    Lady Ness [sign in to see picture]
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    Right, currently I'm trying to find the actual reason as yto why they recommend that pregnant women shouldn't use kegel balls.

    I've asked a lot of companies who make kegel balls, and all they say, is that it's best to avoid them. I'm yet to find a company who actually knows why though.

    I've also asked a few specialists and they too don't know, just again, it's bets not to.

    So I was wondering if there is anyone who has been pregnant or is, who has been told a bit more information, than just no.

    I'm also curious to know if this also applies to anal safe kegel balls too?

    Thanks for the help.

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    I would think that it could be a risk of infection plus the fact that when pregnant your body can change the way it reacts to things.

    At the end of the day it's you own choice but no company is going to say it is safe.

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    That's strange, when OH was expecting her doctor kept telling her over and over how much doing kegel exercises would help her during the birht and after for the recovery. You'd think kegel balls would be an excellent help.

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    MrsMuffin [sign in to see picture]
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    they may help, BUT no company is going to say "yes, its fine to use them"
    First poor baby born early due to some complication from an infection and a chance of blame because "the kegal ball manufacturer said its OK to wear them" and there would huge court cases.

    To actually put research in to check these are safe, using pregnant women as testers, is not a risk they will want to take or an expense that they will want I expect.

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    Think you'd be better off asking a good doctor, I can't find any information online

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    Young and fun95 wrote:

    Think you'd be better off asking a good doctor, I can't find any information online

    I'm curtrently asking a few, although the ones prior have all said the same, and just responded that they have no idea why. Not really helpful you see =)

    It's tricky when some say it's safe to use sex toys and others don't too. When many people also would class kegel balls as a sex toy.

    I know there is one kegel toy that you can use after X amount of weeks, but it's a horrid device which personally I would not recommend to any woman pregnant or not.

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    My midwife informed me that kegal balls are safe to use during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. This not advisable to use them during the first trimester and the first six weeks after the birth of the baby. This is because the new increased levels of hormones are working to make sure that in the first trimester of pregnancy your vaginal muscles and cervix adapt in accordance with your body to support the baby in the further stages of pregnancy, and this needs to be done totally naturally without the interference of any aids.

    Personally, I wouldn't use kegal balls at all during pregnancy. You can clean them as your heart desires, but there is a small chance that bad bacteria could come in contact with the cervix and lead to cervical infections which can cause the cervix to open - resulting in early delivery of the baby, which really should be avoided at all costs.

    Kegal excersises are highly reccomended during pregnancy because your pelvic muscles go through so much trauma during delivery. It can result in incontinence, bladder and bowel.

    The best way to excersize the kegal muscles during pregnancy is by stopping your water flow repeatedly during urination. This can be quite difficult at first, but it does get easier with practice.

    With all pregnancies, if in doubt, don't do it. Personally, I don't think it's totally necessary that someone uses kegal balls during pregnancy - you will be just fine without them, so I wiuld stay away from them all together.

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    Oh! And congratulations :) x

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    Ahhaha, while yes I am pregnant, I'm partly asking for work too as I teach kegel exercises to men and women for enchanced sexual pleasure. I've spoken to a good few people and they're curious too, so getting more insight into it would be good.

    It's tricky with the bit about infection etc. And hopefully one of the specialists will be able to answer more about this.

    although I'm rather interested in what your midwife said. so thank you for sharing that too =)

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    The thing with pregnancy is that it's difficult for them ethically to test things on pregnant women so many things remain untried and they just err on the side of caution and advise to avoid use. A pregnancy is a fragile thing - why risk it?

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    Today agree with Sub, don't take any risks. If you ever wonder "is this safe for pregnant women?" - stay away from it. Pelvic floor excersises can be done without kegal balls, so I would just stay away from them all together. Orgasam training can wait a few months if it involved the risk of a baby.

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