Obstetric antecedents for postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction.

  title={Obstetric antecedents for postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction.},
  author={Brian M. Casey and Joseph I. Schaffer and Steven L. Bloom and Stephen F. Heartwell and Donald D. Mcintire and Kenneth J. Leveno},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={192 5},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the association between selected obstetric antecedents and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction in primiparous women up to 7 months after childbirth. STUDY DESIGN All nulliparous women who were delivered between June 1, 2000, and August 31, 2002, were eligible for a postpartum interview regarding symptoms of persistent pelvic floor dysfunction. Responses from all women who completed a survey at or before their 6-month… CONTINUE READING


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