Talk to your provider – she may want to do a physical exam to rule out a urinary tract infection (especially if you also have symptoms such as pain or burning when you urinate). CD005654.pub3/full [Accessed October 2017] Gagnon LH et al. Impact of pelvic floor muscle training in the postpartum period.
Your provider will probably also recommend that you do Kegel exercises regularly, and make them a lifelong habit. The impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on postpartum urinary incontinence: A longitudinal cohort study on singleton pregnancies. https://gov/pubmed/22901044 [Accessed October 2017] Dumoulin C et al. Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women.
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(But even some moms who have a scheduled c-section and avoid labor altogether continue to have stress incontinence after delivery.) You may also have a greater risk of postpartum stress incontinence if you: Recent research suggests that genetic predisposition may play a role as well. The pelvic floor during pregnancy and after childbirth, and the effect of pelvic floor muscle training on urinary incontinence -- a literature review. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 61(4):507-511. Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP 46(3):559-564. pid=S0080-62342012000300005&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en [Accessed October 2017] Mac Arthur C et al. Urinary incontinence persisting after childbirth: Extent, delivery history, and effects in a 12-year longitudinal cohort study.
For some moms, leaking stops completely or becomes much less frequent within a few weeks of giving birth, while for others it can persist in varying degrees for several months or even longer.
Some develop urinary incontinence – either again or for the first time – years later because the problem becomes more common with age. Frequency, severity and risk factors for urinary and faecal incontinence at 4 years postpartum: A prospective cohort.
However, menopausal women have stress incontinence in similar numbers, regardless of the number of pregnancies they had or the type of delivery.