Your pelvic floor muscles give you control over your bladder and bowel. They also hold your bladder, bowel and uterus in place.
If you have weak pelvic floor muscles, you might feel heavy around your bottom, have trouble controlling wind, or leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise. You might also feel an urgent need to urinate.
Pregnancy and birth can lead to weak pelvic floor muscles. So can constipation, if it means you strain when you have a bowel movement. Fruit, vegies and water can help with constipation.