Pelvic Floor Health

Women's Wellness located in Beaumont, TX

Pelvic Floor Health services offered in Beaumont, TX

The pelvic floor is the group of muscles and ligaments that support the bladder, uterus, and bowel. Erica Cheshire, ANP-BC and Jennifer Sigler, WHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC at Beaumont WELLness for Women have experience assessing women’s pelvic floor health and offering management options. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, call the office in Beaumont, Texas, or book online today.

What is pelvic floor health?

Pelvic floor health focuses on the group of muscles that support your pelvic organs and the problems that occur when the muscles weaken. 

These muscles, the pelvic floor muscles, hold your uterus, vagina, bladder, and rectum in their proper position. Some pelvic floor muscles also control urination and bowel movements.

What disorders affect my pelvic floor health?

When the pelvic floor muscles weaken, they cause problems such as:

Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when stretched and weakened muscles allow your uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum to fall out of their normal position and cause bulging.

You may have a prolapse when the pelvic floor muscles weaken due to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Vaginal childbirth
  • Low estrogen after menopause
  • Chronic, severe cough
  • Repeated heavy lifting or straining

The pelvic floor muscles can also lose strength and tone through natural aging.


Weak pelvic floor muscles can cause urinary or fecal incontinence. There are several types of urinary incontinence, but stress incontinence most often occurs due to pelvic floor problems.

Does pelvic floor health affect my sexual health?

Incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse both can have a significant impact on your sex life. However, the pelvic floor muscles have another role in your sexual health. Weakened muscles can interfere with your ability to successfully have an orgasm.

You may also encounter the opposite problem. Some people have a difficult time relaxing their pelvic floor muscles, a condition that can develop if you frequently tense your core muscles or put off using the bathroom. 

Tight pelvic floor muscles cause pelvic pain. They also make it hard to have sexual intercourse and/or cause pain during sex.

What treatments might I need to maintain pelvic floor health?

Your treatment depends on the problem with your pelvic floor health and the severity of your symptoms. Your care plan may include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Bladder training
  • Weight loss
  • Pessary
  • Dietary changes
  • Pelvic Therapy

A severely prolapsed organ may require surgery.

Beaumont WELLness for Women offers individualized assessments for pelvic floor health. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.