What is Pregnancy-related Incontinence?
It is common during and after pregnancy. Women can experience the problem one year or longer after having their baby.
Can physiotherapy help women with Pregnancy-related Incontinence?
Yes. Physiotherapy is highly clinically effective and cost-effective in the treatment of Pregnancy-related Incontinence with the main aim of strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and improving your quality of life.
What causes Pregnancy-related Incontinence?
The most common cause is weak pelvic floor muscles, resulting from the increasing weight of the baby and delivery of the baby
It may also occur from coughing, laughing, exercise, bending over or lifting
Some medical causes include diabetes, multiple sclerosis, anxiety medications, previous history of stroke and urinary tract infection (UTI)
How do I know if I have Pregnancy-related Incontinence?
Leaking urine, which could be occasional, small or moderate in amount
Desperate urges to rush to the toilet to wee
Problems making it to the toilet in time
Prolapse (this is when one or more of the pelvic organs starts to fall into the vagina)
Bowel control problems
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