How to improve urinary incontinence in postpartum

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At the end of pregnancy some women have slight urine leakage, especially when they sneeze or cough. The same happens in the postpartum stage. In most cases it is a transient problem that will be solved in a very short time.

During pregnancy the uterus grows along with the growth of the baby and the placenta. At this stage you can have a greater pressure on the muscles that close the pelvis at the bottom, that is, on the pelvic floor. Regardless of the type of delivery, the perineal musculature may be weakened, causing urinary incontinence in the postpartum period.

The muscles of the zone do not have the same capacity of response if in the natural childbirth were used instruments like forceps, suction cup, etc. The increase in pressure, such as at the time of delivery, may imply that the muscles are weakened, causing a distension in the perineal muscles, preventing the function of support.

The continence function may also be impaired: the pelvic floor muscles have a failure in the structures, thus causing slight leakage of urine, fecal incontinence or problems to contain gases.

In most cases it is a transient problem that will be resolved in a very short time, when the muscles, pelvic structures and nerves have recovered.

Only in very few cases can it persist with other associated pathologies. For this reason it will be necessary to pay attention to the pelvic floor and perform a reeducation in the pelvic abdominal area, a key point to be able to recover optimally and return completely to normal. By soft but repeated exercises (if possible, led by professionals), you will have to recover from all the functions that the pelvic floor performed every day without being conscious.