The effects of labour and delivery on the pelvic floor.

  title={The effects of labour and delivery on the pelvic floor.},
  author={Myra Fitzpatrick and Colm O'Herlihy},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={15 1},
Increasing public and professional attention has recently been focused on the issue of both faecal and urinary incontinence following childbirth and these symptoms are sometimes being cited as indications for elective caesarean section. Faecal incontinence has a female-to-male preponderance of 8:1, consistent with childbirth as the principal causative factor, although most symptomatic women do not seek medical advice until after the menopause. Similarly, urinary stress incontinence is almost an… CONTINUE READING
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