Risk of Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth: A 10-Year Prospective Cohort Study

  title={Risk of Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth: A 10-Year Prospective Cohort Study},
  author={Daniel Altman and {\AA}sa Ekstr{\"o}m and Catharina Gustafsson and Annika L{\'o}pez and Christian Falconer and Jan Zetterstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
OBJECTIVE: To estimate prospectively the effect of first delivery on subjective bladder function and to assess the influence of subsequent deliveries and obstetric events METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational cohort study. During a 10-week period in 1995, 304 of 309 eligible primiparous women (98%) entered the study at the postpartum maternity ward and completed a bladder function questionnaire. The 10-year observational period was completed by 246 of 304 subjects (81%). RESULTS… 
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