A new study suggests that muscles near a woman’s pelvis are likely to be more active during pregnancy than others, suggesting that pelvic floor muscles might not be as well-defined as we think they are.
The study, published in the journal PLOS One, looked at how muscles around the pelvic floor might affect a woman and her fetus during labor.
The researchers compared muscle activity levels of the muscles of the pelve during labor and delivery, as well as a control group that was not pregnant.
The researchers then found that muscles that were close to the pelvinus were much more active.
The research team, led by Dr. Amy Krasinski, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also found that a woman who was close to her pelvis was likely to have an increased level of pelvic floor muscle activity.
This means that the muscles that are close to a woman can be involved in pumping blood through her body during labor, as they might be involved when a baby is born.
While the researchers did not find any increased muscle activity in the muscles near her pelva, they did find that muscle activity did increase during pregnancy.
In other words, while some of the research shows that muscle mass during pregnancy may be higher than in the general population, this study suggests there may be differences between individuals that might influence the development of pelvic muscles.
“We are not saying that pelvic muscles are better than others,” Krasinksi told the BBC.
“We’re saying that the pelvic muscles may be much more developed during pregnancy.”
In other word, there may not be enough muscle mass in the pelvises for a woman to be able to pump blood through them to the fetus, which is why it might be necessary for her to increase the number of muscle groups that are near her pelvic area.
Dr. Amy C. Krasinsky, professor at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and her colleagues say that pelvic muscle activity could be a marker for future risk of pelvic infection.
“Our findings suggest that pelvic strength and muscle activity can be a good indicator of future pelvic inflammatory disease risk,” Dr. Kasinski told the Guardian.
“Our study is a reminder that pelvic function and muscle function are important indicators of pelvic inflammatory disorders.”
She added that pelvic and pelvic floor pain may be a contributing factor to pelvic inflammatory diseases, but that they may not indicate the presence of pelvic cancer or other pelvic inflammatory conditions.
“The current research is not saying anything about the prevalence of pelvic pain in women,” Dr Krasinskis said.
“It’s just that we need to understand how we can improve the pelvic function in women.”
The research also found some interesting correlations between pelvic floor activity and maternal health.
The pelvic floor is the first segment of the pelvic bone and has two main muscles: the ilium and the iliac crest.
This pelvic region includes the pelves, hips and pubic symphysis.
These muscles are responsible for the pelvic floor, which supports the pelvic pelvis and the uterus.
The authors say that the increased pelvic muscle activation during labor may have implications for women’s health during pregnancy and childbirth.
“These findings suggest some interesting connections between pelvic strength, pelvic floor strength, and maternal and child health during labor,” Dr C. M. Kastinova told the New York Times.
“The pelvic muscles of women might be a more important marker of maternal health during labour, as these muscles may have greater activity during labor than others.”