Overview

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Many women experience new, bothersome pelvic floor symptoms during their pregnancy or after their delivery. In fact, one in three women develops symptoms of urinary incontinence during pregnancy or after delivery. Some of the problems women experience can include:

  • A severe tear or laceration that affects the anal sphincter (otherwise known as a third or fourth degree tear)
  • Infection or breakdown of a tear
  • Anal incontinence or accidental bowel leakage (involuntary loss of gas and/or stool)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary urgency and frequency
  • Urinary retention
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Fistulas
  • Sexual dysfunction