Pregnancy incontinence is normal during pregnancy, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. The weight of a growing baby, larger uterus, and the weight of amniotic fluid, including the hormone relaxin can normally cause the loss of bladder and bowel control during pregnancy.
Pregnancy incontinence is normally experienced during sneezing or coughing and can be worsened with constipation or straining whilst emptying the bowels and bladder as well.
What can I do about pregnancy incontinence?
We highly recommend a thorough pelvic floor assessment if you are having pregnancy incontinence.
There is a huge amount of research to indicate that the correct pelvic floor muscle technique with appropriate dosage and progression can help pregnancy incontinence and reduce your risk of ongoing incontinence postnatally.