Overview

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Many women experience new, bothersome pelvic floor symptoms during their pregnancy or after their delivery. In fact, 1 in 3 women develop 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 3rd or 4th 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