Incontinence following the birth of your baby
Giving birth causes functional and anatomic changes to the muscles and nerves of the pelvic floor. In women who have had children, the bladder can become more mobile, therefore, when there is an increase in your inter-abdominal pressure from laughing, coughing or sneezing, leaking can occur. These leaking symptoms are known as stress urinary incontinence and this can be a distressing development for a woman.
You may have read about the importance of pelvic floor exercises following the birth of your baby and yes they can help get you dry. Many women do not know how to activate these muscles but a continence and pelvic floor physiotherapist can help get back on track.
With an individualised consultation we can teach you how to activate these muscles and get you on top of a proper strengthening program so you can get on with caring your baby with out placing extra unnecessary strain on your body.