You can minimize this problem by strengthening the muscles that support the pelvis—ask your health care provider about Kegel exercises or refer to my article on this topic on this web site. While loss of urine is unpleasant, it's not considered an emergency, and you can wait to talk to your doctor about it at your next visit. Most women find that stress incontinence continues for several weeks, or months, following delivery. This is especially likely if your labor is prolonged, your baby is large and delivers vaginally and if you have a large episiotomy. With consistent exercise and time, most women find that bladder control eventually returns to normal. If it doesn't, you should seek further medical evaluation.
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