Did you know that urinary incontinence is not just a problem for the elderly? It is very common among women during pregnancy or after childbirth. It is often thought that this problem is normal and a direct consequence of childbirth, hence the lack of information and awareness on the subject.

While not all women will have urinary incontinence problems during pregnancy or after childbirth, for those who do, there are many effective treatment options available.


Perineal rehabilitation


Kegel exercises

Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This method is absolutely natural and poses low risks of side effects. You have to do a series of contractions of the pelvic floor muscles.

Good to know: there are also products available to help you contract your pelvic floor muscles. With the Elvie Pelvic Floor Exercise Tracker, you can exercise how to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles in a fun and motivating way.

Biofeedback

It is a technique that uses a vaginal probe combined with an audible or visual signal to visualize the contraction and relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles in order to learn how to better control them.

Electrostimulation

It consists of the electrical stimulation of the perineal muscles via a vaginal probe.


Protective underwear

There are many products specifically designed to reduce the discomfort of leakage and improve the quality of life of affected women. Towels, shells, panties and pantiliners, etc. These products have varying degrees of absorption and will make your daily life easier.

Note: it is not recommended to use feminine hygiene towels for bladder weakness.


Other device

For women who experienced pelvic organ descent after childbirth (prolapsus) and have tried the perineal rehabilitation method without success, another option to consider is the pessary.

The pessary is a prosthesis that is inserted into the vagina to support the organs following a prolapsus and treat urinary incontinence.


Surgical intervention

In the most severe cases of urinary incontinence, surgery may be necessary to tighten the perineal muscles or insert a support to prevent leakage.