, Volume 61, Issue 6, pp 635-637
Date: 17 Jan 2012

Child Birth, Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Abstract

Introduction

To determine the prevalence of incontinence and its relation to various factors like age, parity, mode of delivery and birth weight.

Methods

After informed consent, a questionnaire was filled by a trained interviewer.

Results

The prevalence of incontinence was 18.6%. Incontinence was reported in 12.5% of primis as compared to 26.4% in multis. The incidence of incontinence rose as age advanced. Sixteen percent developed incontinence following LSCS whenever 19.8% developed incontinence after normal delivery.

Conclusion

Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs commonly following childbirth, with increasing parity urinary incontinence particularly stress incontinence was more common. No significant reduction in incidence of incontinence following LSCS was noted in this study.