International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 385–390 | Cite as

Pregnancy following incontinence surgery

  • M. Dainer
  • C. D. Hall
  • J. Choe
  • N. Bhatia
Original Article


A two-page questionnaire was distributed to 304 members of the American Urogynecology Society. Ninety-nine of the 149 respondents reported that they had performed continence surgery on patients who specifically stated their desire for future childbearing. One hundred and eleven recommended the Burch colposuspension, 29 favored the sling procedure, and others advocated different procedures. Urologists as a subset more often recommended either a sling or needle suspension. Twenty-eight percent of respondents felt a trial of labor and vaginal delivery was indicated following incontinence surgery, but 40% stated that they would always perform cesarean section in these patients. A total of 40 vaginal deliveries and 47 cesarean sections were reported. When postpartum continence status was known, only 73% of women who had vaginal deliveries were continent, whereas 95% were continent following cesarean section. Fisher's exact test revealed this to be a statistically significant difference (P=0.0344).


Childbearing Incontinence surgery Pregnancy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dainer
    • 1
  • C. D. Hall
    • 1
  • J. Choe
    • 1
  • N. Bhatia
    • 1
  1. 1.Harbor/UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

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