It turns out pregnancy itself, regardless of mode of delivery, is a significant risk factor for pelvic floor dysfunction. And there are other risks that have nothing to do with babies.
Knowing where your pelvic floor is and how to exercise it properly can help male incontinence – and might even have some happy side effects.
Social media is awash with ads for interactive games and devices to strengthen the pelvic floor. But do they work?
Around on in five women might need surgical treatment for prolapse or urinary incontinence.
Mesh surgery for urinary incontinence is effective and extensively studied, while the mesh used in pelvic prolapse is problematic. But the Senate has conflated the two, which will confuse women.
Exercises can help women’s pelvic floor health during pregnancy and after birth.
Women need to be given more information about pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy.
Urinary incontinence is often seen as a degrading condition and women can feel too ashamed to seek help.
Women with urinary incontinence are often too embarrassed to seek help from their doctor. But there is more likelihood of a cure for those who receive treatment at an earlier point.
Women who have had children are often advised to do exercises to tighten their pelvic floor muscles. The muscles run from the pubic bone at the front of your body towards the back and help support your…