What’s Normal

Dr. Kelly here to teach you everything your parents, teachers & doctors didn’t, about your pelvis & pelvic floor.

Here are “Normal” functions for pee, pooh and sex.

They are true across all anatomy-types, age groups & ethnicities! 

Remember, just becaues something is ‘common’, doesn’t mean it is normal.

Downloadables at the bottom!

How your BLADDER should function 

  • Peeing about once every 4 hours
  • Gradual build-up in signal to pee
  • Peeing about 12 ounces (or being able to count to 10 seconds, or more) during each pee.
  • No itching or burning! Not before. Not during. Not after.
  • No night voids (okay, 1x/night is allowed if you are in your 1st or 3rd trimester of pregnancy, or if you are over 60 years old). Otherwise, you should sleep soundly through the night.
  • No leakage with sneezing, laughing, coughing, running water, etc.

How your BOWELS should function 

  • Bowel movements are normal from 3X per week to 3X per day – as long as they are soft logs and not painful
  • Gradual build-up urge to poop
  • No smearing on your underwear and no leakage of poop
  • No straining to pass a bowel movement
  • No bleeding or hemmorhoids

Let’s talk about SEX


not during
not after
not in the vagina or rectum
not in the back
not in the inner heel

Except for the first few times, after each of which you should take a couple week break and allow the tissues to recover from the stretch, then try again, gently, with a good lubricant.

In fact, SEX should actually FEEL GOOD

Strong muscles have better orgasms! As if you need MORE motivation to have a better connection to your core!

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • We should not have any internal organs on the outside of our vagina (or rectum)
  • We should be able to perform our daily activities without feelings of pressure in the vagina or rectum.
  • The presence, or absence, of prolapse (or -cele) does NOT automatically prohibit you from ANY exerise program. With proper training, you CAN typically perform most activities, including jumping, weightlifting, etc, with no pressure.

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