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20Incontinence

Incontinence is not just a problem in pregnancy but also during the post-partum period as well. The term post-partum (post pregnancy) refers to the time after a woman has given birth and although no longer carrying a child there can still be health implications.

When referring to the information found on

webmd.com incontinence after pregnancy occurs because, "childbirth weakens the pelvic floor muscles, which can cause an overactive bladder." This being why health professionals often encourage mothers to practice pelvic floor exercises to re-strengthen said muscles.

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