Incontinence can develop on anyone regardless of age or gender, however women who are pregnant or have had a baby are more likely to suffer from urinary incontinence. Incontinence can be daunting but understanding what it is and learning how to successfully manage it enables you to continue doing the things you love without fear or embarrassment.
What causes postpartum incontinence?
One in three women who have had a baby will experience some form of incontinence when she laughs, sneezes, coughs or exercises. During pregnancy, as you produce hormones, your pelvic floor muscles become weak and struggle to support your internal organs. This can lead to difficulty controlling your bladder. You are most likely to develop postpartum incontinence if:
What are some ways to manage postpartum incontinence?
Overall, postpartum incontinence is extremely common so don’t feel embarrassed or fearful. Veeda are here to provide you with all the products you need to continue living your best life and not letting incontinence get in the way!
Medical Disclaimer: Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask a medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.
Fosnight, A. (2021). 6 Ways to Successfully Manage Postpartum Incontinence.https://aeroflowurology.com/blog/6-ways-to-successfully-manage-postpartum-incontinence
Pregnancy Birth and Baby. (2021). Bladder Weakness After Birth.