After giving birth to a baby, novice mothers will encounter many embarrassments, one of which is urine leakage.

@Mommy: after giving birth to the baby for more than a week, I can hardly control my urination. It’s easy to leak out after walking a little, and I don’t dare to laugh. Do you want to do this all your life?

@Tomato: it’s so embarrassing. I feel like I have urinary incontinence. I have to use a pad every day

@Andy: I’ve been afraid to drink water since I gave birth. I feel that if I work hard, I’ll leak urine! What’s going on?

A friend, after giving birth to a baby, the cushion has become an essential item in Mommy’s bag. Because of laughing, coughing, sneezing, sports, and even walking around with the child, there will be urine leakage. It’s embarrassing for her pants to get wet.

Many mothers must have experienced such a situation. What’s going on?

Postpartum urinary incontinence refers to postpartum inability to restrain urination and involuntary outflow of urine. This is also what we often call postpartum urinary leakage, also known as stress urinary incontinence.

The main reason for this is that with the growth and development of the fetus, the uterus gradually increases and the pressure on the bladder gradually increases, resulting in urinary incontinence. In the process of delivery, the muscles at the bottom of the pelvis relax, and the muscles and nerves at the bottom of the pelvis will be damaged to some extent, which will also lead to urinary incontinence.

This “stress urinary incontinence” is only temporary. Generally, at 2-6 months postpartum, the bladder and pelvic organs will gradually adjust their original position, and the leakage of urine will gradually disappear.

At the same time, you can also exercise pelvic floor muscles, that is, try Kegel exercise, which has a significant effect on pelvic floor dysfunction diseases such as urinary incontinence. The core of this action is to repeatedly scale some pelvic floor muscle groups to enhance the strength of these muscle groups, so as to better support pelvic organs such as uterus and improve postpartum urinary incontinence.

How do you exercise?

Shrink, relax, shrink, relax

At the beginning, you can try to contract the pelvic floor muscle for 5 seconds and then relax for 5 seconds. After proficiency, you can extend the contraction and relaxation time to 10 seconds.

3-8 groups are recommended every day, and each group contracts and relaxes 10-15 times for more than 8 weeks.

For beginners, lying on your back will be easier. In addition, pay attention to the pelvic floor muscles, and do not contract the abdominal, thigh and hip muscles at the same time; When doing this exercise, don’t hold your breath. You should breathe according to the normal rhythm; And don’t interrupt urination. This kind of exercise is a private exercise, which can be carried out anytime, anywhere and is not easy to be noticed. The frequency of contraction and relaxation can be self-controlled, long or short.

Now, many hospitals will provide pelvic floor muscle test at the 42 day postpartum examination. Therefore, novice mothers should pay attention to the first postpartum persistence. Generally speaking, doctors will give their own treatment plans such as exercise, electrical stimulation and biofeedback according to the degree of injury. Interested mothers can consult the hospital. However, different people have different physical qualities, so the effective time is also different, but persistence is very important.

If you have serious urinary incontinence and haven’t improved after Kegel exercise for several weeks, it is recommended to consult a doctor as soon as possible.


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