One in three women have trouble controlling their bladders or bowels after giving birth. Others must deal with tearing or prolapses. And when help is available, it’s often too little, too late.
After childbirth there is a lot of focus on the baby – and rightly so… “But we also need to think about the mother, especially given pelvic problems are not always readily apparent after delivery.” Undetected or mild birth trauma can escalate into more serious conditions as women age.
According to Julie Cornish, colorectal consultant at the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and vice-president of the MASIC Foundation – a charity that supports women who have been severely injured during childbirth – research shows that one in five women develop problems controlling their bowels in the first five years after giving birth vaginally.
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