Incontinence during pregnancy, specifically stress urinary incontinence (SUI), is a common condition characterized by the involuntary leakage of urine during activities that increase abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, or exercising. It occurs due to the weakened pelvic floor muscles and increased pressure on the bladder during pregnancy. Physical therapy can be highly beneficial in addressing and managing incontinence during pregnancy. A physical therapist specializing in pelvic health can provide specific exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These exercises improve muscle tone and control, reducing episodes of urinary leakage. Additionally, the therapist may use biofeedback techniques to help women better understand and engage their pelvic floor muscles correctly. They can also provide guidance on lifestyle modifications, such as fluid management and bladder training, to manage symptoms effectively. By working with a physical therapist, pregnant women experiencing incontinence can regain control and improve their overall quality of life.
Our skilled team of pelvic floor physical therapists will perform a thorough evaluation to identify areas of impairment that are contributing to your symptoms. Following the exam, your physical therapist will work with you to create a plan of care that best suits your personal goals and needs.