The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that are located at the bottom of your belly. Just like any other muscle in your body, they are important for many reasons. These muscles help you control your bladder and bowel movements, and they also support your internal organs, such as your uterus (if you’re a girl), bladder, and rectum.
Think of them as a strong, supportive sling that helps keep everything in place! It’s important to take care of these muscles so that they can work properly, just like you would take care of your other muscles by eating healthy food and exercising.
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