In addition to providing support to the bladder, bowel, uterus (and womb in the case of pregnant women) the pelvic floor gives a person control over when they empty their bladder or bowel. People with weak pelvic floors will find it harder to squeeze the muscles and sphincters at the bottom of the bladder allowing for urine to escape, whether you want it to or not!

People with weak pelvic floors might often accidentally pee a little bit unintentionally when they cough, sneeze, or even exercise. Urination during exercise is called stress incontinence. A weak pelvic floor may also cause a person to feel a heavy, dragged down sensation since their bladder, bowel and uterus aren’t being properly supported, or running to the washroom to make it on time.