You sneezed and … oops, you wet your pants. Many moms have been there, done that. Changes in your body from pregnancy and childbirth can include something nobody wants to talk about: urinary leakage.
There are two main types of urinary incontinence (UI):
UI is common among women, with close to 18 million women dealing with some form of incontinence, but it is not often discussed. Research suggests women often wait about six and a half years to talk to their doctor about their bladder problems.
The secrecy and embarrassment around UI can contribute to some misconceptions. Here are 7 myths about urinary incontinence:
Many women experience urinary incontinence. If you're one of them, you don’t have to live with it. Find a doctor now so you can get back to life as usual.
The Women's Center for Pelvic Medicine at Edward Hospital offers a range of treatment options for urinary incontinence. In addition, both Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals offer pelvic floor rehabilitation services by certified physical therapists.
Learn more about urinary incontinence services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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