The pelvic floor is one of the muscle groups in the body, providing support for your bladder, intestines and uterus. Located between your legs, the pelvic floor muscles run in a sling shape from your pubic bone at the front to the base of your spine at the back.
Because it can stretch in response to weight, the pelvic floor is sometimes compared to a trampoline. But because of the increasing amount of weight bearing down on your pelvic floor over nine months of pregnancy, it may not bounce back like a trampoline – instead, your pelvic muscles or tissues can become over-stretched and weak. Not to worry though, exercise can help.