Will a caesarean protect me from pelvic floor complications such as bladder leaks?
When preparing for childbirth, you can receive a lot of advice. But what is often not discussed during pregnancy or pre-birthing classes is the topic of incontinence post birth. Yet, women who have delivered a baby vaginally are twice as likely to develop stress incontinence compared to women who have delivered via caesarean.
Why does my bladder leak when I’m coughing?
Just standing on two legs puts pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. When you increase that pressure, through activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, and lifting, then it puts even more stress on the bladder and urethra, resulting in – you guessed it – bladder leakage!
12 ways to help fix or alleviate bladder leakage!
The dos and don'ts of bladder leakage. The solutions are often simple, but not always easy – unfortunately they take time and diligence.
How to prevent bladder leaks
The hardest thing about pelvic floor exercises - is remembering to do them! Try these tips for creating a lasting habit.