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Top 3 Pelvic Floor Issues After Birth

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

We recommend that all Bright Earth clients do pelvic floor therapy after the birth of their child - sometimes even during pregnancy! We know that the mantra of "I just peed a little. Hazard of having kids." runs deep in the parenting community but we are trying really hard to help combat the misinformation and bring joy back to jumping on trampolines, sex, and just not having to rock a panty liner on a daily basis in general. Read on to learn a little bit more about your pelvic floor from Dr. Michelle and we hope to see you Saturday, July 9, 2022!

Guest post by: Dr. Michelle Wall, founder and owner of Moms in Motion PT.

We see a lot of postpartum patients at Moms in Motion PT, and many of them have one of these 3 common issues. Not all birthers will experience one of these symptoms, but many will have at least one, if not two or even all three. If you have given birth multiple times, these issues tend to become even more prevalent.

The 3 most common pelvic floor issues following birth are leaking, pelvic organ prolapse, and painful sex. First, let’s dive into each of these conditions and learn a little more about what is going on in the body.

Urinary Incontinence/Leaking

Leaking, also known as incontinence, has several types. The two most common types women experience after birth are urge urinary incontinence and stress urinary incontinence. Urge incontinence is when you have a sudden urge to urinate and if you don’t go right away, you leak. Stress incontinence occurs when you have a quick stress to the body suc