Prevalence of postpartum urinary incontinence: a systematic review

  title={Prevalence of postpartum urinary incontinence: a systematic review},
  author={David H. Thom and Guri R{\o}rtveit},
  journal={Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica},
  • D. Thom, G. Rørtveit
  • Published 17 November 2010
  • Medicine
  • Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
OBJECTIVE to investigate the prevalence of urinary incontinence within the first year postpartum. [] Key MethodDESIGN a systematic review of population-based studies. POPULATION general female populations up to 1 year postpartum. METHODS studies on incontinence in population-based sample defined as from one or more district hospitals or from multiple clinics covering a defined geographic area.

Prevalence and Predictors of Urinary Incontinence at 1 Year Postpartum.

Vaginal tissue protease activity during pregnancy represents a possible mechanism for and biomarker of postpartum urinary incontinence in primiparous women.

Stress urinary incontinence in pregnant women: a review of prevalence, pathophysiology, and treatment

Understanding the pathophysiology leading to SUI in pregnant women and SUI prevalence and treatment during pregnancy can be useful for health-care professionals when informing and counseling pregnant women to help prevent SUI during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

[Assessment of Urinary Incontinence in Pregnancy and Postpartum: Observational Study].

Multiparity and occurrence of urinary incontinence in pregnancy appear as potential risk factors in the emergence of the urinaryincontinence.

Prevalence and risk factors of urinary incontinence among women delivering in a tertiary care center of Northern India

SUI is more common in pregnant women than urge or mixed incontinence, and Obstetricians need to ask leading questions in pregnantWomen to diagnose the problem with intention to treat.

Risk factors for postpartum urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence during pregnancy, multiparity, gestational age at birth greater or equal to 37 weeks, and constipation were presented as risk factors and in the studied group, stress UI was more frequent.


Urinary Incontinence is common among women postpartum and urge incontinent is associated with age and gravidity, and mode of delivery has no significant difference in terms of severity of urinary incontinence.

Prevalence and risk factors of urinary incontinence during antenatal period in women delivering in a tertiary care center of Northern India

SUI is more common in pregnant women than urge or mixed incontinence, and Obstetricians need to ask precise interrogation regarding UI in pregnantWomen to diagnose and treat the problem.

Prevalence and Associated Demographic Factors of Urinary Incontinence among Women Attending Postnatal Clinics in Primary Health Care In Qatar. A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study

UI is highly prevalent among postnatal women (40.3%) and the prevalence has no association with other demographic factors, it’s varied among different ethnicities and a strong correlation was found in women reporting UI with a history of UI before or during pregnancy.

Natural history of urinary incontinence from first childbirth to 30-months postpartum

The findings suggest that primiparous women who report UI before and during pregnancy should be monitored for the continuation or worsening of UI over the course of the first 2–3 years postpartum, and treatment options discussed.

Fecal and Urinary Incontinence Associated with Pregnancy and Childbirth

FI and UI are frequently associated with pregnancy and delivery, but their prevalence is underestimated, and the role of the practitioner is crucial in preventing and treating these conditions, and in impeding their harmful effects on the postpregnancy quality of life of Saudi women.



Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence During Pregnancy and Postpartum

The prevalence of urinary incontinence was found to be nearly the same 8 weeks postpartum as during pregnancy, and the need for a strategy to prevent and treat urinaryincontinence during these periods is documents.

Urinary Incontinence During Pregnancy

The prevalence of urinary incontinence increases substantially during pregnancy, and both before and during pregnancy seems to be associated with parity, age, and body mass index.

Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in the 12-Month Postpartum Period and Related Risk Factors in Turkey

It was seen that urinary incontinence is a serious health problem in the postpartum period, that it disrupts a woman’s daily activities, affects her sex life but that despite this, women do not receive needed medical assistance.

Antenatal screening for postpartum urinary incontinence in nulliparous women: a pilot study.

Prevalence and risk factors for urinary and fecal incontinence four months after vaginal delivery.

Urinary incontinence after vaginal delivery or cesarean section.

It is found that being in the age group of 35-64 years, having a body mass index of 30 or greater and having had only vaginal delivery or cesarean section, with uterine contraction, regardless of the number of pregnancies, were factors associated with stress urinary incontinence.

Effect of Mode of Delivery on the Incidence of Urinary Incontinence in Primiparous Women

Urinary incontinence is common in the immediate postpartum period after a woman’s first pregnancy, and vaginal delivery increases the risk, but labor and pushing alone without vaginal delivery do not appear to increase this risk significantly.

Effects of carrying a pregnancy and of method of delivery on urinary incontinence: a prospective cohort study

Urinary incontinence beginning during pregnancy roughly doubles the likelihood of urinary incontinent at 3 months postpartum, regardless of whether delivery is vaginal or by Caesarean section.