Brittany Mahomes Urges Moms to Take Care of Their Pelvic Floor After Breaking Her Back

Brittany Mahomes is shouting to fellow moms this week the importance of taking care of their pelvic floor, after revealing Wednesday that she has fractured her back. 

“Just a daily reminder: Once you have kids please take care of your pelvic floor. Seriously,” the wife of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wrote on an Instagram story. 

“From: A girl with a fractured back,” she finished the post.

Screen grab via Instagram // @brittanylynne

While details about the fracture have not been further addressed yet, experts agree that the pelvic floor is an extension of the core. 

Research shows that up to 90% of women who have low back pain have pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvic floor muscles attach to the lowest portion of the spine. Therefore if there is tightness or weakness in the pelvic floor muscles, it will directly affect how the lower back is functioning.

Since the core and pelvic floor are connected, pelvic floor function significantly affects lower back stability and strength.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that support the bladder, uterus, and bowel. 

When the pelvic floor is strong, it supports the pelvic organs to prevent things like incontinence and prolapse. 

Things such as childbirth, obesity, excessive constipation, and age, among other factors, can cause the pelvic floor to become weak over time. 

Like Mahomes, most women who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction have had children. 

The 28-year-old is mom to 3-year-old daughter Sterling and 1-year-old son “Bronze.” 

How to Take Care of Your Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, are beneficial for women, especially those who have recently given birth. These exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which can be weakened during pregnancy and childbirth. 

Strengthening these muscles can improve bladder control, support pelvic organs, and enhance overall pelvic health. 

Bri Lamm
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