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Galloway offers advice for how women can know whether their pelvic floor is
well suited to withstand the rigors of vaginal delivery.
"The nerves and muscles that enervate the feet are adjacent to those
responsible for the pelvic floor," Galloway says. "If you were trying
to distinguish whether you are at risk or not, look and see how complete is the
form and function of your feet and toes. Those with the best, most versatile
feet -- who can spread their toes like fingers -- are more likely to have
better function in the pelvic floor."