Pelvic Weakness and Incontinence with Pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth can strain the muscles of your pelvic floor that keep your bladder closed. When your pelvic floor muscles are stretched and weakened, they can’t easily stop your bladder from leaking. You may notice leaking when you cough, sneeze, lift something, or exercise.
You may find that incontinence continues after you’ve had your baby, but it is easily treatable.
Through properly administered techniques and by performing pelvic floor exercises, you can strengthen these muscles and gain manageable control over any urinary issue. All pregnant women can benefit from pelvic floor exercises, even if you are not noticing incontinence.