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Fitness expert reveals how to have better sex after birth 

An Australian fitness and postnatal expert has shared her advice on the best way to increase your sexual pleasure after having a baby.

Mother-of-two, Kimmy Smith, believes that an important aspect of this is core and three simple pelvic floor exercises.

‘A lot of women are quite intimidated about going back into the bedroom, often at the six week check up time they feel like they should be having sex again but every woman’s different,’ Kimmy told FEMAIL.

Mother-of-two, Kimmy Smith (pictured) believes that an important aspect of good sex is core and pelvic floor exercises

She has shared her advice on the best way to increase your sexual pleasure after having a baby

She has shared her advice on the best way to increase your sexual pleasure after having a baby

Kimmy recommends taking a step back to look after your health and your fitness which will help you get back to your sex life.

‘A lot of women have incontinence and prolapse and just weak pelvic floor which means they might not have any sensation down there, they might feel really uncomfortable,’ she said.

She suggested seeing a professional as well as downloading an app with pelvic floor exercises to get back your confidence in the bedroom.

‘[Childbirth] can be quite traumatic and everything is often very sore and swollen but eventually women will begin to feel like everything’s working as it’s meant to as they’ll feel more toned in the muscles and actually feel sexual pleasure again,’ she said.

Kimmy recommends taking a step back to look after your health and your fitness which will help you get back to your sex life (stock image)

Kimmy recommends taking a step back to look after your health and your fitness which will help you get back to your sex life (stock image)

‘When you feel like everything’s falling out, you feel really low in confidence – whereas if you start strengthening your pelvic floor and core and doing all the correct exercises then you start to feel more confident in your body,’ Kimmy told FEMAIL. 

She said that she is a ‘big believer’ in affirmation and having a sense of self belief and not forcing yourself to bounce back straight away. 

Kimmy wants women to try and create a new strong body that embraces the changes it goes through during pregnancy. 

She said that she is a 'big believer' in affirmation and having a sense of self belief and not forcing yourself to bounce back straight away

She said that she is a ‘big believer’ in affirmation and having a sense of self belief and not forcing yourself to bounce back straight away

She suggested seeing a professional as well as downloading an app with pelvic floor exercises to get back your confidence in the bedroom (stock image)

She suggested seeing a professional as well as downloading an app with pelvic floor exercises to get back your confidence in the bedroom (stock image)

‘I feel like society is geared towards coming back and pretending you never had a baby but we’re not designed that way.

‘Your body changes to support and grow a baby so it’s all about accepting those changes and building from that place of strength rather than trying to be somebody you’re not anymore.’

Kimmy also believes that new mothers should slow down, nourish their body and rehabilitate from their pregnancy before jumping straight back into the bedroom.  

'I feel like societies geared towards coming back and pretending you never had a baby but we're not designed that way,' she said

‘I feel like societies geared towards coming back and pretending you never had a baby but we’re not designed that way,’ she said

Kimmy also believes that new mothers should slow down, nourish their body and rehabilitate from their pregnancy before jumping straight back into the bedroom

Kimmy also believes that new mothers should slow down, nourish their body and rehabilitate from their pregnancy before jumping straight back into the bedroom

‘A lot of women go through quite a lot in their pregnancy and then we try and rush back to things and pretend like nothing happened.

‘The best approach is to build inner strength through pelvic floor and core exercises and appreciating the changes that have happened.

‘Communication with your partner about how you’re feeling and what your concerns are and then being proactive about it and go about healing that area and create the optimal solution for yourself.’

'A lot of women go through quite a lot in their pregnancy and then we try and rush back to things and pretend like nothing happened'

‘A lot of women go through quite a lot in their pregnancy and then we try and rush back to things and pretend like nothing happened’

‘Often after pregnancy it’s the first time we experience something wrong down there, whether it’s incontinence, prolapse, general weakness and heaviness.

‘That’s usually motivation enough because it feels wrong and we’re not sure things are not working as they should be.’

She explained that women should be doing these exercises every day during pregnancy and after birth until your movements and strength are back to normal.

Kimmy has recently released her app, Fit Mummy Project app to help mothers with their postnatal fitness.

PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE

1. Endurance holds

Here, you are trying to maintain a pelvic floor contraction for an extended period of time.

Engage and lift your pelvic floor for 3-4 seconds before releasing fully. Repeat 8-10 rounds 

Slowly build up by increasing by 1 to 2 seconds each day 

2. Power Lifts

Engage your pelvic floor as quickly and powerfully as you can and then fully release. Lift straight back up with no rest in between. Aim for 10 power contractions.

3. Functional Movements

Combine your pelvic floor exercises with function movements such as squats, lunges and push-ups.

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