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Pregnancy and incontinence

Pregnancy is a fantastic time for most women, but many expecting mothers also experience the less charming aspects: fatigue, upset stomach and lower back pain. In addition, women regularly suffer from incontinence during and after pregnancy.

An estimated 40% of women experience urinary incontinence during pregnancy. Among pregnant women over the age of 35 and overweight women, that percentage is even higher.

 In most cases, full recovery may take up to six months after delivery, although most symptoms are relieved within 6 weeks. Some women suffer longer, some even for the rest of their lives if their symptoms go untreated.