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Incontinence after childbirth

Have you recently given birth and are experiencing issues with urine leakage? Urinary incontinence after childbirth is more common than many people believe. We understand that it can be challenging to talk about, but we aim to change that! Download the LEIA Health app to learn more about postpartum discomfort and access our 6-week pelvic floor exercise program.


Why do you get urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is more prevalent among individuals who have given birth.

This is because the tissues in the pelvic area, around the urethra and bladder, have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth.

In the early days, it's common to experience urine leakage when you exert yourself. This typically improves as you regain strength in your pelvic floor muscles.


Pelvic floor training

It can take up to a year for your pelvic floor to recover after childbirth, but ongoing issues are not intended. Pelvic floor training strengthens the muscles around the rectum, vagina, and urethra, helping you maintain control when you exert yourself.


For effective training, it's essential to target the correct muscles. Expect that it may take up to six months before you notice the results of your efforts. If you need assistance in learning to contract your pelvic floor muscles correctly, try LEIA Health´s 6-week pelvic floor training program available in the app.


When should you seek help?

If you experience problems with urine leakage, you can discuss it with your midwife during your postpartum check-up at the Maternity and Child Health Center. Your midwife can assess your pelvic floor strength. Seek help from your healthcare provider if the issues persist.


" I wish someone had told me beforehand that this could happen after childbirth. But thanks to Leia, I understand that I'm not alone in facing this issue."

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