I was reading from the Whole Woman material on line that kegels can be bad, but I think in moderation they may help. I also wonder what the definition of a kegel is.
I think most folks think it is just to tighten the front area, but the ones I learned in childbirth classes were more comprehensive.
You were to stand up, tighten the anal area for a few seconds, then tighten as if the speculum was inserted (the whole area as much as able), then you went back & were to tighten your buttocks & pretend you were holding a 50 cent piece on top between the cheeks. That certainly toned the whole area.
I hope I explained that properly. Of course, prolapses can be any of the 3 area (bladder, uterus, & bowel), so this paradigm makes more sense. I even think that if you prolapse in one area, the rest follow more easily, so again, this makes more sense.
The classes were by a Margaret Gamper (or Gampers), a local person. She died in about 2002 at 92, if I remember correctly. She was close 70 when I took the classes. She did mention that the 'kegels' she taught would help in the future for urinary incontinence & had the men in the class do them (as much as they could!
) during the class. I'm sure they didn't do them at home like we ladies did!!