Many moms-to-be find it difficult to have a control over their bladder and may end up leaking urine every time they cough, laugh or sneeze.
Urinary incontinence is a medical condition of the disrupted process of storing and passing urine. The involuntary leakage of urine is mild for most of the expecting mothers, although, it can be severe. Women may continue to have the problem after pregnancy.
The kind of urinary incontinence experienced during pregnancy is usually stress incontinence, which occurs because of the increased pressure on the bladder. In stress incontinence, the bladder sphincter doesn’t function to hold in urine.
What Causes Incontinence during and after Pregnancy?
Urinary incontinence during pregnancy can occur for a number of reasons and certain factors may also increase the chances of developing the condition.
Poor bladder control is a result of mounting pressure on bladder during pregnancy, which give women less room to store urine and it becomes increasingly difficult to stop the flow. An overactive bladder is one of the main reasons behind urinary incontinence during pregnancy. Thus, women need to urinate more than usual as their bladders have uncontrollable spasms.
Childbirth weakens the pelvic floor muscles, which in turn make the bladder more active. Childbirth may contribute to bladder problems,
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