Pregnancy is sometimes accompanied by minor ailments that we would be okay. While most of them immediately cease delivery past, others may persist see worsen. This is particularly the case of incontinence.
Still largely taboo, incontinence is a condition that affects so many women. They are 3 million to be concerned. Pregnancy is a major risk factor and a resurgence of the phenomena observed during this period. Nearly a third of women are affected by urinary incontinence during pregnancy. 10% to 20% immediately after birth and 10% of these women keep urinary weakness.
A time more conducive to incontinence
If the risk of urinary incontinence after childbirth are known by the vast majority of women (76% of women are aware of this risk *), only 6 out of 10 women know that pregnancy itself is a sensitive period. And yet 41% of women experience leakage, however slight, over the nine months. Pregnancy is a delicate time. Weight gain, but also increase the uterus contribute both to promote the development of urinary incontinence. During childbirth, the levator ani muscles will be subject to a considerable stretch, resulting in lesions of varying importance. In addition, stretching the muscles of the perineum, which is performed at the time of delivery, the sounds of innervation. To muscle trauma can therefore add a nerve trauma. This then promotes the appearance of urinary leakage.
Prevent incontinence: it is possible!
Many simple things can be put in place to prevent the onset of symptoms. Avoid sports too violent during this period. Prefer walking to running, cycling at the gym. The incontinence is very common during pregnancy. Try to eat as healthy as possible to avoid being overweight increases the risk of small leaks. It goes without saying that we must stop smoking before pregnancy, tobacco extremely harmful for your baby is also a significant risk factor (smoking is anti-estrogen and caused cough causes more pressure on the perineum) .
In preparation for childbirth, it is best to perform preventive rehabilitation. It is important to learn to control his perineum. During the course of preparation for the birth, you can train to contract and relax the muscles in order to avoid any damage during delivery.